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Alex Dilling’s Truffle Beurre Blanc recipe

Below is a recipe from our good friend Alex Dilling, the Chef de Cuisine at The Greenhouse in Mayfair – one of the most exciting restaurants in the world right now, currently holding 2 Michelin stars and widely tipped for a third.

To recreate this incredible sauce at home is really simple, you’ll just need a tin of our truffle juice and two packs of our Ampersand cultured truffle butter. You can also make it with regular butter for a still delicious, although less truffley experience…

Wiltshire Truffle Beurre Blanc

 A recipe by Chef Alex Dilling

Ingredients – serves 4

100 ml White Wine

50ml White wine Vinegar

1/2 Shallot (Finely Diced)

1 Sprig Thyme

1 200g Can Wiltshire Truffles Truffle Juice

15 ml Double Cream

2 packs (240g) Wiltshire Truffles / Ampersand Truffle Butter (diced and cold)

Chives finely cut

Lemon Juice to taste

Salt to taste

Method

  1. In a saucepan add the white wine, vinegar, thyme, shallots and truffle juice and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce until 3-4 tablespoons remain.
  3. Add the cream and bring back to the boil then pass through a fine sieve to remove the shallots and thyme.
  4. On a low heat in a clean pan keep the reduction just warm and slowly whisk in the diced butter piece by piece until fully incorporated and emulsified. Do not let it come close to boiling.
  5. Taste the sauce and season with salt and a few drops of lemon juice. Add chives.

Serving suggestions

  • Incredible spooned over vegetables especially green and white asparagus.
  • Boiled jersey royal potatoes lightly crushed with a fork.
  • Works well with white meats such as roast veal chop.
  • For a special experience (may need a double quantity of beurre blanc) blanch a lobster in boiling water for 4 min. Submerge in ice water. Remove the meat from the shell and cook in the beurre blanc at around 58c for 12 min until warm in the centre. It must be completely submerged in the sauce to cook evenly – serve with sautéed spinach.

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