White wine sauce recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 259 kCal 13%
Fat 23g 33%
Carbohydrates 11g 13%
  -  of which Sugars 1g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Salt 0.7g 12%
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  • Make this classic white wine sauce recipe to accompany white meat, fish or seafood. It's so simple to make and works out at only 259 calories too.

    This white wine sauce recipe will serve around 6 people and takes only 20 mins to prepare and cook. This delicious sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. It is best served fresh on the day you make it but can be reused, just gently reheat on the hob before serving.

    Our favourite cut of meat to serve this classic sauce with is chicken. The white wine sauce recipe will really compliment the chicken. Serve with heaps of spring greens and new potatoes.

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    • 25g (1oz) butter
    • 2 shallots, diced
    • 1tbsp fresh thyme
    • 300ml (10fl oz) white wine
    • 250ml (9fl oz) fresh double cream
    • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
    • Squeeze of lemon juice


    • Melt the butter in a pan and gently fry the shallots and thyme for a few mins or until the onion is soft but not coloured.

    • Add the wine, bring to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 mins or until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the cream and mustard and warm through thoroughly.

    • Add a squeeze of lemon juice and some black pepper. Strain into a jug and serve.

    Top tip for making White wine sauce

    Experiment with the recipe by adding more of your favourite herbs, such as parsley, basil or oregano.

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