1. Food

Butter Sauces

Butter sauces range from simple melted butter preparations like Beurre noisette ("brown butter") and simple emulsified sauces like Beurre blanc ("white butter"), to more complex emulsified sauces such as Hollandaise and Béarnaise.

Hollandaise Sauce Recipe
Here's a basic recipe for Hollandaise sauce, a wonderfully rich, lemony and buttery sauce that goes with eggs, vegetables and poached fish.

Béarnaise Sauce Recipe
Bearnaise is a rich, buttery, aromatic sauce featuring shallots, tarragon and crushed black peppercorns. Bearnaise is typically served with grilled steak.

Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe
Beurre blanc is a simple butter-based emulsified sauce that is delicious with practically any fish or seafood.

Beurre Rouge (Red Butter Sauce)
Beurre rouge is a simple butter-based emulsified sauce made by incorporating butter into a reduction of red wine.

Shrimp Butter Recipe
Shrimp Butter is one of many common variations on Maître d'Hôtel Butter or "compound butter," where a flavoring or seasoning ingredient is added to the butter.

How To Make Hollandaise Sauce
Hollandaise sauce is a wonderfully rich, lemony and buttery sauce. This illustrated tutorial guides you through making hollandaise sauce, one step at a time.

Maître d'Hôtel Butter Recipe
Maître d'Hôtel Butter is the most common form of what is called a "compound butter," which is simply butter with some sort of flavoring or seasoning ingredient added to it.

Shallot Butter Recipe
Shallot Butter is one of many common variations on Maître d'Hôtel Butter or "compound butter," where a flavoring or seasoning ingredient is added to the butter.

Blue Cheese Butter Recipe
Blue cheese butter is another simple compound butter which is especially delicious served atop a grilled steak.

Chive Butter Recipe
Chive Butter is one of many common variations on Maître d'Hôtel Butter or "compound butter," where a flavoring or seasoning ingredient is added to the butter.

Garlic Butter Recipe
Garlic Butter is one of many common variations on Maître d'Hôtel Butter or "compound butter," where a flavoring or seasoning ingredient is added to the butter.

Anchovy Butter Recipe
Anchovy Butter is one of many common variations on Maître d'Hôtel Butter or "compound butter," where a flavoring or seasoning ingredient is added to the butter.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.