Paprika Sauce

Preparation info

  • 1½ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Feast Made for Laughter

A Feast Made for Laughter

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1982

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cognac
  • ¼ cup sour cream


    1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan and cook the onion until wilted. Sprinkle with paprika, flour, and thyme, stirring. Stir in the chicken stock, using a wire whisk, and simmer about 3 minutes.
    2. Add the cream and bring to the boil. Add the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Cognac. Strain the sauce through a sieve. Return to the heat and stir in the remaining butter and the sour cream. Bring just to the boil, but do not boil.