Red Wine Butter Sauce

Check out this quick and easy Red Wine Butter Sauce!


  • ½ Cup of Dry Red Wine (Merlot, Shiraz or Pinot)
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Tablespoons Of Finely Minced Shallots (Or Use Red Onions)
  • 2 Sticks Cold Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
  • Coarse Sea Salt


Start by mixing the wine, peppercorns and shallots into a medium saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil and reduce heat back to a medium low heat and allow to simmer for about 2 minutes.

Using a whisk, add small slices of your butter and allow each to almost melt prior to adding the next piece. Once all the butter is added, salt to your individual taste.

Note: Do not allow the sauce to get too hot or it will begin to break down.

Some like to strain the sauce into a clean container at this point if you don’t want the peppercorns and shallots to remain in the sauce. My wife prefers this method. She wants the flavor only.

Once the sauce is prepared, immediately add to your favorite grilled steak. Enjoy!!

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