Definition of beurre blanc in English:

beurre blanc

Syllabification: beurre blanc
Pronunciation: /ˈbər ˈbläNGk


  • A creamy sauce made with butter, onions or shallots, and vinegar or lemon juice, usually served with seafood dishes.
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    • Hot starters are next with New Zealand mussels, a Brussels asparagus and a prawns ‘Symphony’ served with black caviar beurre blanc sauce and a curry rice tart.
    • If that same marinated and sauteed piece of fish were finished with a beurre blanc or cream sauce, the butter or cream would be the bridge ingredient.
    • The scallops are slightly pan-fried and served with a beurre blanc flavored with caramelized lemon peels.


mid 20th century: French, literally 'white butter'.

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