béarnaise sauce

Definitions

Food

  • feminine A hollandaise sauce, but with chopped tarragon stalks in the initial reduction and finished after straining with chopped tarragon and chervil. More egg yolks are used than for hollandaise to give a thicker sauce. Served warm with grilled meat and fish.

Travel

  • noun a savoury sauce for meat, thickened with egg yolk and flavoured with tarragon
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