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Red Wine Shallot Sauce

A great sauce for your favorite meat dishes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 servings


  • Sauce pan


  • 2 shallots minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted, divided
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 cup demi glace
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium sized saucepan, sauté the shallots in 1 tablespoon of the butter until translucent.
  • Add the wine, thyme, bay leaf and peppercorns and reduce to about ½ cup.
  • Add the demi glace and again reduce to ½ cup.
  • Strain the sauce into a small saucepan. (Optional)
  • Over low heat, slowly add the remaining butter 1 tablespoon at a time using a whisk to incorporate.
  • Reduce until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.