Charcutière Sauce

Charcutière Sauce
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 8 servings

The Charcutière sauce is a finished sauce made with onions, mustard, white wine, and chopped cornichons, simmered in a basic demi-glaze. This sauce is an ideal accompaniment for grilled pork and other meat dishes.


  • 1-quart demi-glaze
  • 1/2 cup onions (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Garnish: 1/4 cup cornichons​ (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and lemon juice, and stir until the sugar is dissolved.​

  3. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter and cook the onions until soft and translucent, but don't let them turn brown.​

  4. Add the wine, heat until the liquid boils, lower the heat a bit and continue simmering until the liquid has reduced by two-thirds.​

  5. Add the demi-glace, then lower heat to a simmer and reduce for about 10 minutes.​

  6. Strain through a mesh strainer, add the mustard and the sugar-lemon mixture.

  7. Garnish with chopped cornichons and serve right away.

  8. Enjoy!

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