Marchand de Vin Butter

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Reduced red wine and shallots account for the name of this butter, which means wine merchant. The butter is delicious served on steak.


  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 8 tablespoons (


  1. Combine the wine and shallots in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Let boil until thick, syrupy, and reduced to 3 to 4 tablespoons, about 7 minutes. Let the wine mixture cool completely.

  2. Cream the butter in a bowl, mixer, or food process