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Merlot Reduction Sauce

Merlot Reduction Sauce - Holistic Squid Did you know the gelatin in bone broth is hydrophylic?

This means, when you eat something cooked, like a lovely roast whose live enzymes have been heated away, you can serve bone broth with your roast and the gelatin will pull your digestive juices to your meal. Less work for your digestive system and more energy for you! Want the health benefits of bone broth, but don’t want to make your own? Buy bone broth online here.

One of the most delicious ways to do this is by serving all meat dishes with a reduction sauce made from bone broth. I love to make large batches of reduction sauce at once and freeze it in ice cube trays and just melt them down for an elegant nourishing meal on a whim.

Merlot Reduction Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter (or if you just roasted beef, use 3 tablespoons of those drippings)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ¼ Cup Merlot Wine
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Merlot Reduction Sauce Method

  • Melt the butter in sauté pan or remove the meat from the roasting pan and pour off 3 tablespoons of fat into your sauté pan
  • Remove the pan from the heat; add wine to deglaze the pan while scraping any bits from the meat.
  • Place the pan back on medium high stove heat and immediately add the shallots letting them cook while the wine reduces to anywhere between down to half or to an essence. Be sure to keep stirring so the shallots don’t burn and the bottom of the pan is clean.
  • Once the wine is reduced down to the desired level, add the bone broth. Reduce the broth by at least half or more if you want the sauce thicker (approx.. 25-30 mins)
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Add thyme and serve

Notes:  You may add a pat of butter at the very end to give your sauce a velvety shine and you may also, use a blender or emersion blender to make your sauce smooth and elegant.

Active Time: 35 minutes

Yields: 1/2 cup sauce

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- This post was generously contributed by Monica Ford of Real Food Devotee. Check back next Friday for more delicious recipes from Monica that will make your mouth water and your tummy purr. If you’re lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, Real Food Devotee can make your life easier by delivering nutrient dense goodies directly to your door.

 

Photo credit: The Bitten Word


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Comments

  1. Kathy says:

    Just wondering, where does the Shredded Gruyere Cheese come into the recipe? Is it to munch on while we’re making the reduction sauce? Sounds good to me. LOL

  2. Monica Ford says:

    hahah! Yes, let’s say I purposefully listed that as a snack for the cook;-) there should be a glass or two of wine left in that bottle too, Kathy. Nice with Gruyere. xo

  3. Antony Bartlett says:

    A snack for the cook is very important. Makes for a happy meal – and not one from MacDonalds.

  4. Monica Ford says:

    You are a sage, Antony Sir.

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  6. Lisa in TX says:

    I am going to try this with chicken broth and Marsala wine! I have used leftover chicken Marsala veggies as a filling for an omelette before. Yummy!

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