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Merlot Butter Sauce


Merlot Butter Sauce

Complement tender Omaha Steaks fillets and steaks perfectly with this delicious butter sauce. With the richness of butter and whipping cream and the lightness of Merlot, this dipping sauce is ideal for any dining circumstance, casual or formal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Keyword: Merlot Butter Sauce, Butter Sauce Recipe
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 590kcal


  • 1 tbsp finely minced Shallots
  • 3 cups Merlot wine (about 1 750ml bottle)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb salted butter


  • In a small stainless steel saucepan place the 3 cups of Merlot and 2 Tbsp. minced shallots.
  • Boil the wine with the shallots until it has reduced to thick sticky paste. Be careful not to burn the wine.
  • Add cream and return to a boil. Continue boiling until it is reduced by half.
  • Cut the butter into small 1/2 oz. cubes.
  • Over a low flame add the butter cubes to the sauce 1 at a time while continually whisking the sauce. If the sauce gets too hot and starts to separate add another butter cube to cool it down. If the sauce starts cool down and get thick wait a while before adding another cube and let it heat up.
  • The trick is to not let the sauce get too hot or too cold or it will break. You want to keep it between 100° - 120°.
  • Add the salt to season the sauce.


Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 480mg

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