|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||39%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*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.|
The suprême sauce is a finished sauce made by enriching a chicken velouté sauce with heavy cream. It is a luxurious sauce that is the ideal accompaniment for sautéed chicken. Serve it alongside grilled asparagus or roasted vegetables for a simple dinner turned elegant.
Suprême sauce is also the base from which a number of other classical sauces are built; and due to that, it is called a secondary mother sauce. It is the base for the ivory sauce, creamy mushroom sauce, or aurora sauce.
If you don't happen to have chicken velouté sauce on hand, you will have to make it. This is not a difficult process as you use chicken stock, make a roux of clarified butter and flour, and then add that to the heated chicken stock to thicken it. Backing it up another step, you can either buy ready-made chicken stock or make your own.
One thing to keep in mind is that it is tricky to reheat cream sauces, so it is best to make only the amount you will be using for the meal. If you want to do some of the prep ahead of time, the velouté sauce can be made and refrigerated or frozen.
1 cup heavy cream
1 quart chicken velouté
1 tablespoon butter
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground white pepper, to taste
Dash lemon juice
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, gently heat the heavy cream to just below a simmer but don't let it boil. Cover it and keep it warm.
Heat the velouté in a separate saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring it to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and reduce for about 5 minutes or until the total volume has reduced by about a cup.
Stir the warm cream into the velouté and bring it back to a simmer for just a moment.
Stir in the butter, season with kosher salt and white pepper to taste, and just a dash of lemon juice. Strain through cheesecloth and serve right away.
- Leftover sauce can be very gently reheated, but it often will show some separation and not be as smooth. This may be fine for home leftovers but not for serving at a dinner party.
Sauces Made With Suprême Sauce
Aurora sauce: Stir 1 cup of tomato puree into the suprême sauce and simmer it for a minute before it is ready to serve. It's excellent to use for pasta dishes, vegetables, and egg dishes.
Creamy mushroom sauce: Sauté 1/2 cup of mushrooms in butter and lemon juice until they are soft. Then, add 2 cups of the suprême sauce and simmer it for 5 minutes before it is ready to serve. It's wonderful with chicken or on pasta.
Ivory sauce: Add meat glace or demi-glace to suprême sauce, enhancing the savory flavors.