Beurre Rouge

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Use to make Potato-Wrapped Halibut.


  • 1 cup dry red wine, such as cabernet sauvignon

  • ½ cup red-wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots

  • Pinch sugar

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes

  • Coarse salt


  1. Place wine, vinegar, shallots, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer; cook until liquid is reduced to 2 to 3 tablespoons, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Reduce heat to low and slowly whisk in butter, a few pieces at a time, until fully incorporated. Season with salt and serve warm.

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