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Shallot Butter with Red Wine Julia Child Recipe

Mastering the Art of French Cooking | Julia Child

Recipe 177

- Beurre Marchand de Vins [Shallot Butter with Red Wine], p. 103

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Butter Count: +8 TB

Cost: $1.48 [~$0.37 per serving]

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Is it acceptable to just eat an entire bowl of butter with a spoon? Because that's how I feel about this butter. It has all the classic French tastes and smells, and it brings me much happiness. To some it may just be butter, but to me it's so much more.



In all seriousness though, this butter took my cheap steak and turned it into something magnificent. I can only imagine what would happen if you cooked a good cut of meat in it. I only tried it on steak, but I bet that this butter would be delicious on anything- bread, fish, liver, etc. Do yourself and your steak a favor, and make this butter!


Julia Child Shallot Butter with Red Wine

Another great thing about this butter is that it's quick and easy! Red wine, minced shallots, beef bouillon, and pepper are boiled down until about 1 1/2 tablespoons of liquid.

Julia Child's Shallot Butter

Red Wine Shallot Butter Recipe

Let the butter come to room temperature and cream well. Working with a tablespoon of butter at a time, work the butter into the cooled wine flavoring. Lastly, parsley, salt, and pepper are stirred into the mixture.

Beurre Marchand de Vins Julia Child

For my steak, I sprinkled salt and pepper on both sides. Once the cast iron was really hot, I put in a large amount of this butter, a couple of mashed garlic cloves, parsley sprigs, and fresh oregano. Once the butter melted, I threw in my steak. The steak I had was really thin so it only took a couple of minutes before it reached medium-rare. After the steak rested a few minutes, I topped the steak with a little more of shallot butter. Excellent!

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Shallot Butter with Red Wine

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Bon appétit!

May 31, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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Laura The Gastronaut

Hi! Welcome to my blog!

My name is Laura. I am a home cook, science junkie, Julia Child fan, daydreamer, beach lover, and major foodie. My goal is to encourage and inspire others to get into the kitchen and learn about cooking whether that be through Julia Child recipes, fun cooking challenges, or by cooking one of my recipes I discovered in "my laboratory." Food is science, and science is so fun. It's not just about the food you create, it's about the techniques, the science, and the experience that gets you to that delicious end product. And then take that food, share it with the ones you love, and create lasting memories- that's the goal. As Julia once said, "This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun." Bon appétit! learn more →

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