Bonnefoy Sauce Recipe

October 3, 2019 0 Comments

Classic Bonnefoy Sauce

How to Prepare Bonnefoy Sauce

This sauce is exactly the same as the Bordelaise and sometimes called “white Bordelaise” or “Sauce Bordelaise au Vin Blanc” except that it calls for white wine instead of red wine. However, like Bordelaise Sauce, employ a dry and fuller bodied white wine such as Chardonnay.

Named after a famous Parisian restaurant in the 19th century, it was customarily paired with fish and unlike a traditional Bordelaise, the shallots were not strained out.

Best Served With:

Grilled Fish

Grilled White Meats


Bonnefoy Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 4 servings

Bonnefoy Sauce Recipe


1 oz. butter (1/4 stick)

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots

1/2 cup white wine

1 sprig fresh thyme

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup demi-glace

4 oz. diced beef bone marrow

How To Prepare At Home

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat and sauté the shallots for approximately 2 minutes or until transparent. Add the wine, thyme, salt, pepper and reduce for approximately 2-3 minutes or until almost no liquid remains.

Add the demi-glace, stir and simmer for approximately 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken. The sauce should be able to coat a spoon.

In a separate pan, simmer diced bone marrow in water for 3-4 minutes. Drain the water and whisk the diced marrow into the sauce and simmer for approximately 2 minutes.

*If bone marrow is not available, you can substitute butter instead. Simply whisk in a few tablespoons into the sauce and serve.





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