Seafood Sauce Recipes
Bearnaise and Hollandaise

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hollandaise and bernaise sauce

Here are some classic seafood sauce recipes and alternative instructions as to how to make them the easy way in your processor.

Hollandaise sauce was the original and Bernaise sauce is a variation - the classic Eggs Royale (smoked salmon, Eggs Benedict is made with ham) uses Hollandaise.

These two classic seafood sauce recipes go well with fish at any time and are served warm.

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Hollandaise Sauce
3 tbspns white wine vinegar
2 tbspns water
6 peppercorns
4 oz (100g) butter
3 egg yolks
lemon juice

In a small saucepan, put the vinegar, water and peppercorns - bring to the boil and simmer until the liquid is reduced to about 1 tbspn.

Strain and cool.

Melt the butter.

Beat the egg yolks.

Put your cooled vinegar in a bowl and place it over a pan of simmering water - make sure the bottom doesn't touch the water or the eggs could start to scramble.

Beat in the egg yolks, then very slowly, the melted butter, stirring constantly.

Taste, add lemon juice and salt.

If the mixture thickens too quickly, just remove it from the heat.

Blender Hollandaise
4 egg yolks
2 tbspns white wine vinegar
2 tbspns water
6 oz (150g) melted butter
salt and pepper

Put your egg yolks, vinegar and water into the blender.

Turn on and whilst it is running, add the melted butter slowly. Process until thick.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bearnaise Sauce
1 tbspn each finely chopped shallot, tarragon, and parsley
4 tbspns tarragon vinegar
4 tbspns dry white wine
4 peppercorns
6 oz (150g) butter
3 egg yolks
salt and cayenne pepper

Take a small saucepan and reduce (by boiling rapidly) the shallot, herbs, vinegar, wine and peppercorns to about 2 tbspns.

Strain this and leave it to cool.

Beat the eggs until they're creamy and frothy and melt the butter.

Put your vinegar liquid in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Beat in the egg yolks.

Slowly add the butter, beating all the while until the sauce is creamy and thick.

Season with salt and cayenne to taste.

Blender Bearnaise
1 tbspn finely chopped shallot
2 tbspns white wine vinegar
6 peppercorns
3 egg yolks
2 tbspns lemon juice
6 ox (150g) melted butter
salt, pepper and cayenne

Put the shallot, vinegar and peppercorns into a pan and reduce to about half by boiling rapidly.

Strain and cool.

Process the egg yolks and lemon juice until creamy and add the vinegar.

Keep the processor running and add the melted butter slowly - it will thicken into a creamy sauce.

These seafood sauce recipes are ideal with poached fish.

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Seafood Sauce Recipes

By , Mar 27, 2017

Hollandaise and Bernaise Seafood Sauce Recipe

Classic seafood sauce recipes, Hollandaise and Bernaise - traditional method and blender method. So easy to make and delicious to eat.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4

Main Ingredient: vinegar, eggs, butter