1. Melt butter.
Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and melt 1/4 cup of butter to begin making demi glace. Stir occasionally until the butter is completely melted.
Reduce the heat slightly if the butter begins to brown.
2. Whisk in flour.
Slowly sprinkle flour over the melted butter. Use a wire whisk to incorporate the flour into the butter and prevent it from clumping. The butter and flour will form a roux and look like a thickened paste when completely combined.
3. Add veal, beef or vegetable broth.
Pour broth into the pan. Use a whisk to stir the roux of flour and butter off the bottom of the pan and mix it into the broth. Whisk the mixture until the roux is fully mixed into the broth and all clumps have been broken down.
4. Stir in wine
Stir red wine into the broth using a circular motion. Be sure the red wine is thoroughly incorporated into the mixture.
5. Simmer the broth and wine.
Allow the red wine demi glace to simmer at low heat for 1 hour. Stir the mixture occasionally. Reduce heat slightly if there is any buildup on the bottom of the pan. This is a sign that your sauce is too hot and could burn.
6. Reduce by half.
Check the broth and wine after 1 hour to see if it has reduced in volume. The liquid should have reduced to approximately half its original volume in the pan. This concentrates the flavor and thickens the sauce.
7. Check consistency.
Dip a spoon into the demi glace, then turn it over and look at the back. The demi glace is ready if it glazes the back of the spoon and stays on it.
Simmer the sauce for an additional 20 minutes if the demi glace is still runny when you test its consistency. Then perform the same consistency test to check the thickness of the sauce.
8. Stir in more butter.
Melt an additional 1/4 cup of butter slowly into the demi glace over low heat. Stir the sauce continuously as the butter melts so it mixes completely into the sauce.
9. Add demi glace to meat dishes.
Use the finished demi glace as a glaze or drizzle over steaks or roasts. You can also serve demi glace on the side like a gravy. Demi glace is a concentrated sauce with strong flavor, so use it in moderation until you know your tastes.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (38g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 207 (86%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 23g||31 %|
|Saturated Fat 14.6g||73 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.9g|
|Cholesterol 61.1mg||19 %|
|Sodium 3.1mg||0 %|
|Potassium 7mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 9.4g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 9.4g|
|Protein 0.2g||0 %|
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Calories per serving: 240
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