Soy Beurre Blanc

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: about 1 cup
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 2 sticks, cut into small cubes and very cold

1 shallot, sliced

1 1/2 cups dry white wine

1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar

2 teaspoons whole peppercorns

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the wine, vinegar, peppercorns, and soy sauce, bring to a simmer, and cook until the liquid is syrupy and reduced to about 1/4 cup, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer, discard the shallots and return the liquid to the pan. Return to medium-low heat and bring to a low simmer, allowing the liquid to reduce a bit more. While whisking constantly, slowly add about 3/4 of the cold butter cubes, a couple at a time, until emulsified. Turn off the heat and continue whisking while slowly adding the remaining butter cubes; whisk very well until thick and creamy.
  3. Use immediately or store in a warmed thermos bottle or covered in a glass bowl set over warm water until ready to serve. Refrigerate leftovers.