beurre blanc

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\ ˈbər-ˈbläⁿ How to pronounce beurre blanc (audio) \

Definition of beurre blanc

: a seasoned butter sauce (as for fish) flavored with white wine, shallots, and vinegar or lemon juice

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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served, but come for a cocktail and stay for a meal of fresh tuna tartare followed by seared grouper in a beurre blanc. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019 In time for grilling season, the sauce that seems just right is that most classic of all French sauces: beurre blanc. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "The Perfect Beurre Blanc Recipe," 28 June 2013 Some of the country’s leading restaurants offer distinctive pāua dishes, including Logan Brown on Wellington’s lively Cuba Street strip, which serves pāua ravioli with coriander, basil, and lime beurre blanc. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 To say beurre blanc is transformative is to say the very, very least. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "The Perfect Beurre Blanc Recipe," 28 June 2013 The weeknight business continued to grow, and the kitchen, emboldened by so much acclaim, began taking more risks — rolling out mustard ice cream, barbecued calf's liver, kiwi beurre blanc. Jay Cheshes, Town & Country, "Caviar and Cocaine," 6 Feb. 2013 Drizzle with lemon beurre blanc and top with tomato jam. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Try this seared halibut with tomato jam from Lilly's Bistro," 10 Apr. 2018 Bub and Grandma’s focaccia comes capped with burrata and blistered Sun Gold tomatoes; seared striped bass with beurre blanc nestles in a bed of crisp pea tendrils. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "3 New L.A. Restaurants You Have to Try This June," 31 May 2018 Seared halibut on a leek gratin with tomato jam and lemon beurre blancServes 8 Halibut 8 6-ounce halibut fillets, skin off Pinch of kosher salt Pinch of pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil Sprinkle the fillets with salt and pepper. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Try this seared halibut with tomato jam from Lilly's Bistro," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of beurre blanc

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beurre blanc

French, literally, white butter

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