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Nantua Sauce Recipe


Nantua Sauce Recipe

This version of the Nantua Sauce, a classic seafood sauce, is made by incorporating shrimp butter and cream into a basic Béchamel sauce. Traditionally, however, it is made with crayfish.

The Nantua sauce is delicious with fish and seafood, especially shellfish.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes



  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the Béchamel to a simmer.

  2. Stir in the shrimp butter and cream and cook for another minute. Serve right away.
Makes about 1 quart of Nantua Sauce.

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