Charcutière Sauce Recipe

Charcutière sauce
Charcutière sauce. Photo © Philippe Desnerck / Getty Images
    30 mins
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 1 quart demi-glaze
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped cornichons

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