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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Lemon Garlic Buerre Blanc


In a small saucepan over medium heat, reduce wine, vinegar, lemon juice, shallot, and garlic until almost all liquid has evaporated. Add cream and reduce by half. Reduce heat.

Incorporate the butter a few pieces at a time. Stir constantly using a wire whisk until butter is completely melted. When butter is incorporated, remove from heat, strains and hold in a warm (not hot) area until needed.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups


2/3 cup White Wine

1/3  cup White Vinegar

1/3 cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 cup Shallots, finely chopped

2 Tbl Garlic, minced

1/4 cup Whipping Cream

1 ½ cups Unsalted Butter, cut into small cubes, then chilled

1 tsp Salt

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