|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 servings (2 oz each)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Bercy Sauce I
The Bercy sauce, named after a district in the east of Paris, is a finished sauce for fish and seafood dishes. It's made by reducing white wine and chopped shallots and then simmering in a basic fish velouté.
Note: There is another sauce called Bercy, but it is made from a basic demi-glace rather than a fish velouté, and thus is served with roasts and steaks instead of fish. See the recipe for Bercy Sauce II.
Also see: The Mother Sauces
1 pint fish velouté
- ¼ cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Lemon juice, to taste
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the wine and shallots. Heat until the liquid boils, lower the heat a bit and continue simmering until the liquid has reduced by a little more than half.
Add the velouté, then lower heat to a simmer and reduce for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the butter and chopped parsley. Season to taste with lemon juice and serve right away.
Makes about 1 pint of Bercy Sauce.