Saturday, September 24, 2011

Balsamic Butter Sauce

Balsamic Butter Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
AMAZING. That's it. Just that one word describes heaven on this plate. Seriously, this sauce was fantastic. We tasted it and immediately knew that Bon Appetit had it right when they recommended drizzling the entire plate with the sauce. I served the sauce over Sauteed Ono, Thyme Mashed Potatoes and steamed zucchini and it was wonderful.

This was a delightful meal and it looked beautiful as well. My oldest son surprised us by requesting more sauce twice through the meal. (This is the same son who typically avoids anything with balsamic in the recipe.)

Balsamic Butter Sauce
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit via epicurious.com
(printable recipe)

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup butter

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, simmer the vinegar and the garlic. Simmer until reduced to a thick syrup, about 5 minutes. Set aside while the rest of the meal is being finished.

When ready to serve the sauce, rewarm over  medium-low heat. Cut a stick of butter into 6-8 pieces and add to the balsamic reduction one piece at a time. Whisk until all butter is incorporated and sauce is smooth again. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

Drizzle over plate right before serving.

24 comments:

  1. I really like balsamic vinegar on french fiies. I am going to have to try this recipe out on other foods

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    1. Love the smell of butter browning, but OMG, when you add the balsamic vinegar, that heavenly smell is taken to another level! The roasted asparagus pair so well with the balsamic browned butter. This is so good;-).

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  2. Mary, I adore balsamic!! This looks amazing!! Gotta love it when the kids ove it too!! :)

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  3. Love balsamic with butter. I have a brown butter balsamic sauce that I serve over tilapia and sometimes our steaks.

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  4. Oh my gosh this looks delicious!! I am all about the sauce, so I know I would love this!

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  5. Like a beurre blanc but with balsamic...you should rename the sauce beurre noir!

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  6. OMG I can feel my arteries hardening just thinking about it! Looks AMAZING!

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  7. Oh WOW! This looks and sounds delish! I LOVE balsamic sauces and glazes...I'm going to have to try this soon!

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  8. That looks amazing. I must make this!

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  9. The sauce looks really creamy and delicious.

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  10. Just can't get enough balsamic! This looks so creamy and wonderful.

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  11. This sauce sounds amazing, oh my goodness. I am thinking about doing a pork roast tonight - how great would this taste on top?? I love garlic and balsamic - such great flavor. I sauteed some mushrooms last night with garlic, butter and balsamic and it was the best taste in the world.

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  12. Crazy delicious looking sauce, that is! I can't wait to try it! :)

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  13. I have never tried a balsamic sauce either. Am totally into Balsamic at the moment so this is right up my alley!! Last weekend we went to an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar tasting room, and I bought Espresso Balsamic as well as Cinnamon Balsamic. I was in flavor heaven! They are both supposed to be great over vanilla ice cream.

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  14. Wow! I never knew balsamic vinegar could be cooked that way!

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  15. That will be useful in so many different ways.

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  16. I made this sauce, and it ended up a gross mess. I wonder what I did wrong. It looks so good in the picture...

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    1. I wonder what happened. Did you substitute anything? Did you re-warm over fairly low heat? Did you whisk the mixture well after adding the butter? I've never had a problem with this sauce at all. I'm sorry it didn't turn out well for you this time.

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  17. About how many people does this serve?

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    1. It should serve about 6 people. You could definitely use less though and make it serve more.

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  18. We've made this heavenly sauce several times now and I have to restrain myself from licking the pan clean every single time. This is AMAZING!

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