Sauce bearnaise ala san francisco

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Vinegar, White Wine
¼ cup Wine, White Vermouth
1 tablespoon Tarragon, fresh; minced
1 tablespoon Shallots; finely chopped
pinch Salt
⅛ teaspoon Peppercorns, White: freshly ground water
3 Egg yolks
⅔ cup Butter
2 tablespoons Parsley, fresh; minced
Paprika

BEARNAISE SAUCE

In a heavy saucepan (not aluminum) place the vinegar, wine, tarragon, shallots, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook down until moisture almost disappears. Add the water. Let cool, strain through a fine sieve into a saucepan and beat in 3 egg yolks, added one at a time, beating well after each addition and stir briskly with a wire whisk over low heat until the sauce has thickened to the consistency of mayonnaise. In another saucepan, melt the butter. Cool butter to the touch and slowly, in a thin stream, add to the yolk mixture. Beat in parsley and paprika. Sauce should be warm, not hot.

Serve with grilled meats, poultry, fish, elephants.

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