beurre blanc

noun
\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web From escabeche to beurre blanc, here are the very best dishes to get your ramp fix this spring. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "10 Ramp Recipes to Make Your Cooking Scream Spring," 7 May 2020 Ringed in a luminous beurre blanc, succulent twin Gulf prawns locked heads over creamy, perfectly cooked Anson Mills grits. Adam Erace, Fortune, "Charleston Restaurant is the most relaxed formal dining experience in Baltimore," 8 Mar. 2020 The menu includes grilled salmon salad on a corn tostada, red fish with tomato artichoke beurre blanc sauce, enchiladas with lump crab meat, chocolate strawberries and churros. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Plan a special Valentine’s Day meal at one of these D-FW restaurants," 7 Feb. 2020 But there’s also tinned fish on a plate in the style of modern wine bars, chilled poached prawns with vadouvan aioli and roasted halibut in an elegant Meyer lemon beurre blanc. Michael Russell, oregonlive.com, "Lyon-inspired St. Jack has grown into -- and with -- its Northwest Portland home (2019 review)," 2 Aug. 2019 Place salmon filets skin side up on a platter and garnish with salmon roe beurre blanc and lemon wedges. National Geographic, "Grilled King Salmon," 2 July 2019 Think snapper escovitch with carrot beurre blanc and the star of the show: tender curried goat with pillowy sweet potato gnocchi buried underneath. Kristin Braswell, Bon Appétit, "New Orleans Chef Nina Compton Isn't Afraid of the Dish Pit," 7 June 2019 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

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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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12 May 2020

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“Beurre blanc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beurre%20blanc. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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