How To Prepare Chateaubriand Sauce
Named for French romantic novelist and statesman Francois Rene Vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768 - 1848, the recipe was created by his chef Montmireil. Many think of chateaubriand, as a cut of meat but it is not.
It is a recipe that most food historians cannot agree on. However, the center section of the tenderloin is the cut most often employed. This is one simple version.
There is a post for Chateaubriand for Two that I encourage you to check out. This Chateaubriand Sauce recipe is so you can serve this wonderful sauce with other cuts of beef or veal.
Chateaubriand Sauce Recipe
- Sauté the shallot in 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium high until translucent.
- Add the white wine and reduce to a syrupy consistency.
- Reduce until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Add the thyme, tarragon, salt, pepper and finish with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.