Barnaise Sauce Recipes

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Béarnaise sauce is a piquant child of hollandaise, one of the so-called mother sauces of French cuisine. It is simply an emulsification - egg yolks and butter cut through with vinegar flavored with tarragon and shallots, with a bite of black pepper. Think of it as a loose mayonnaise, requiring only plenty of whisking and a careful hand with the heat to master. You don't need the clarified butter many recipes call for - a good unsalted butter, melted, works just fine. Apply the sauce to steaks or burgers, asparagus or salmon. The sauce's richness improves virtually everything it touches.

Provided by Sam Sifton

Categories     sauces and gravies

Time 20m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 8

1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
1 small shallot, peeled and minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon leaves
2 egg yolks
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Kosher salt, to taste
Splash of lemon juice, optional


  • Put the vinegar, shallots, black pepper and 1 tablespoon of tarragon leaves into a small saucepan, and set over a medium flame. Bring just to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer until there are only a few tablespoons of liquid left, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.
  • Fill a small saucepan with an inch or two of water, and set over medium-high heat to boil.
  • Put the cooled shallot-and-tarragon mixture into a metal mixing bowl along with a tablespoon of water and the egg yolks, then whisk to combine.
  • Turn the heat under the saucepan of water down to its lowest setting, and put the bowl on top of the pan, making sure that it does not touch the water directly. Continue to whisk the yolks until they thicken, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. You should just about double the volume of the yolks.
  • Slowly beat in the butter, a tablespoon or two at a time, whisking slowly to combine and emulsify. Remove the bowl from the pan occasionally, so as not to overcook the eggs, and taste the sauce. Season with salt. If the flavor is not sharp enough, add a splash of lemon juice. If the sauce is too thick, stir in a splash of hot water. Add the remaining teaspoon of tarragon leaves, and serve.

Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 340, UnsaturatedFat 11 grams, Carbohydrate 2 grams, Fat 36 grams, Fiber 0 grams, Protein 2 grams, SaturatedFat 23 grams, Sodium 175 milligrams, Sugar 1 gram, TransFat 1 gram


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Provided by Tyler Florence

Categories     side-dish

Time 15m

Yield 4 to 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 7

1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon leaves
2 shallots, minced
1/4 cup champagne vinegar
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 egg yolks
1 stick butter, melted
Salt and pepper


  • Make the bearnaise reduction first. In a small saucepan, combine the tarragon, shallots, vinegar and wine over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Blend yolks and bearnaise reduction together. With the blender running, add 1/3 of the butter in a slow steady stream. Once it emulsifies, turn the blender speed up to high and add the remaining butter. Season with salt and pepper and set aside in a warm spot to hold the sauce.


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This deliciously creamy herb sauce is so simple to make using a microwave, but if you do not have one, place your bowl over a pan of simmering water to heat it gently. Excellent German recipe for Bernaise sauce. Great on steaks, chicken, vegetables and fish.


Categories     Side Dish     Sauces and Condiments Recipes     Sauce Recipes

Time 10m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 11

¼ cup butter
1 teaspoon minced onion
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
¼ teaspoon salt
1 pinch dry mustard
1 pinch cayenne pepper


  • Place butter in a medium glass bowl, and melt in the microwave, about 30 seconds on High. Whisk in the onion, white wine vinegar, egg yolks, heavy cream and lemon juice. Season with tarragon, parsley, salt, mustard powder and cayenne pepper; mix well.
  • Return to the microwave, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes, or until thickened, stirring until smooth every 20 to 30 seconds.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 157.7 calories, Carbohydrate 1.1 g, Cholesterol 143.1 mg, Fat 16.6 g, Fiber 0.1 g, Protein 1.8 g, SaturatedFat 9.8 g, Sodium 234.8 mg, Sugar 0.2 g

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