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Red-Wine Sauce

Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 cups 711mlShallots - thinly sliced (large)
4   Garlic - sliced
1   Ginger - thinly sliced
1   Carrot - peeled and thinly (large) sliced
  One orange - zest of
  One lemon - zest of
1 teaspoon 5mlWhole coriander seed
1 teaspoon 5mlWhole anise seed
1 teaspoon 5mlWhole fennel seed
1 teaspoon 5mlWhole cardamom seed
2 teaspoons 10mlWhole black peppercorns
1 teaspoon 5mlWhole Sichuan peppercorns
1   Star anise
2 teaspoons 10mlClarified butter
2 cups 474mlRed wine - like merlot or pinot noir
2 cups 474mlRuby port
2 cups 474mlFish stock
1 teaspoon 5mlHoney
1 teaspoon 5mlLemon juice
1 teaspoon 5mlBalsamic vinegar
  Salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Recipe Instructions

1. Simmer shallots, garlic, ginger, carrot, orange and lemon zest and all the spices with butter over medium heat in covered pan until shallots are clear and spices are fragrant, about 15 minutes. Stir frequently.

2. Add wine and port, and stir, scraping pan to deglaze. Cook over medium heat until liquid is reduced by three quarters.

3. Add fish stock, and cook until reduced by half or until it takes on the consistency of a sauce. Strain.

4. Reduce heat to low; return strained sauce to pan, and add honey, lemon juice and vinegar to taste. Season with salt and pepper.

Yield About 3/4 cup.

Barbara Norman


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