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sauce bordelaise

rich wine sauce

Steak Frites with Bordelaise Sauce

What makes an entrecôte an entrecôte à la bordelaise is sauce bordelaise, made with red wine, bone marrow (moelle), butter, fond de veau, shallots and demi-glace.

If you add puréed duck livers to the saucepan, howeer, you have sauce Rouennaise.

If you make a white version of the sauce bordelaise with white wine, replace the fond de veau with a veal velouté and add tarragon, you have sauce Bonnefoy or bordelaise à blanc.

Nouvelle Aquitaine

Sauces and condiments

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Davidwbaker