Saturday, March 22, 2008

Basic Wine Sauce

Basic Wine Sauce for Steak or Chicken or ?

1 tsp, olive oil for garnish once plated
6 tbl butter
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tbl minced garlic
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup tomato paste or sauce
2 1/2 cups dry red wine

Melt 2 tbl of butter in a heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt. Add the garlic and oregano and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in the wine. Simmer until the sauce reduces by half, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Strain the sauce into a small bowl, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids in the strainer and return the sauce to the saucepan and bring back to a slow simmer. Cut the remaining 4 tbl of butter into small 1/2-inch chunks and whisk in the sauce a little at a time. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper. You can optionally drizzle some olive oil around the plate.

1 comment:

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