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Mustard Tarragon Butter Sauce Recipe

How to prepare Mustard Tarragon Butter Sauce
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: French
Keyword: sauce recipe
Servings: 4 - 6 servings


  • 12 ounces chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons shallots minced
  • 8 ounces butter unsalted, divided
  • ½ cup dry vermouth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and white pepper to taste


  • Reduce the chicken stock in a saucepan by one half.
  • In another pan sauté the shallots in 1 ounce of the butter. Return the remaining butter to the fridge until needed.
  • Add the vermouth and reduce to a syrupy consistency.
  • Add the cream and reduce by half.
  • Add the reduced chicken stock.
  • Stir in the tarragon and mustard.
  • Lower the heat and whisk in the remaining butter in increments until incorporated.
  • Season with salt and white pepper.