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How to Make White Wine Sauce Thicker

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. January 27, 2017
How to Make White Wine Sauce Thicker
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To make white wine sauce thicker you should add a very small amount of cornstarch mixed in a little water. Below we will explain how to do it.

White wine sauce is good for pasta, fish and especially mussels. It can also used to add flavour to chicken but very much depends on your personal taste. In fact, you can add it to just about every dish to add a palate-pleasing, exquisite flavour. The problem that sometimes arises with white wine sauce is that it is too liquid, which is good if you want to use it for mussels, but can be a problem is you want to make white wine sauce for pasta or chicken as pasta and meat sauces should be creamy. Today, at oneHOWTO we will reveal a little secret to make white wine sauce thicker. So, read on as we show you how to make white wine sauce thicker.

Less than 15 minutes low difficulty


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Steps to follow:


Let's start with how to make white wine sauce. Place a frying pan on low heat and add two tablespoons of butter. Wait until the butter melts completely.


Once the butter is melted, add a couple one tablespoon of white flour. Stir well and continue to stir until it forms a paste. Make sure there are no lumps left. If you let the butter brown a bit without burning, your white wine sauce will be even tastier, a bit like when you are making bechamel sauce.


Add one or two glasses of white wine (depending on how thick you want it to be) to the pan. You can substitute whine with port if you want to make port sauce. Keep on stirring continuously to prevent any lumps. If the mixture is lumpy, simply add some more white wine to thin it out. Wait until the alcohol (not the whole liquid) evaporates. Leave the mixture quite loose. What you want to achieve is a thick sauce, not a butter sauce with wine flavour, so do not let all the liquid evaporate.


Next, sprinkle on some salt while stirring the mixture on a low heat. Now it is time for the trick to make white wine sauce thicker. Stir half a teaspoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water in a small glass. When it is smooth (there should be no lumps at all), add it to the mixture and stir continuously until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.


Once you have a deliciously creamy texture, take the pan off the heat and let it stand. Your thick white wine sauce is now ready to be added to your favourite dishes!

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