Charcutière Sauce Recipe

Charcutière Sauce
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1 Quart (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
  • ½ cup onions (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cornichons​ (chopped)

Steps to Make It

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

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

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

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

  5. Strain through a mesh strainer, add the mustard and the sugar-lemon mixture. Garnish with chopped cornichons and serve right away.

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