139 Sauce Normande

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Le Guide Culinaire

By Auguste Escoffier

Published 1903

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Method

To dl (1⅓ pt or U.S. cups) fish Velouté add 1 dl ( fl oz or ½ U.S. cup) each of mushroom cooking liquor and cooking liquor from mussels, 2 dl (7 fl oz or U.S. cup) Fish Stock made from sole bones, a few drops of lemon juice and a thickening of 5 egg yolks mixed with 2 dl (7 fl oz or U.S. cup) cream. Reduce it quickly by one-third over an open fire, using a metal spatula, to give approximately 8 dl (1⅖ pt or U.S. cups) of sauce. Pass through a fine strainer and finish with 1 dl ( fl oz or ½ U.S. cup) double cream and 125 g ( oz) butter.

This sauce is special for serving with Sole Normande but also has a wide range of applications as a basis for other fish sauces.