How to Make Financière sauce

How to Make Financière sauce - 1
  • 30g butter
  • 30g all-purpose flour
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced
  • 50g cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 50g cooked veal, diced
  • 50g cooked sweetbreads, diced
  • 50g cooked truffles, diced
  • 50g cooked foie gras, diced
  • 100ml white wine
  • 500ml veal or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Per serving
Calories: 200 kcal
Proteins: 5 g
Fats: 15 g
Carbohydrates: 15 g
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  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms to the pan and cook until they release their moisture and start to brown.
  • Add the diced chicken breast, veal, sweetbreads, truffles, and foie gras to the pan. Stir and cook for a few minutes until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Pour in the white wine and cook for a couple of minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  • Add the tomato paste, bay leaf, and thyme sprigs to the pan. Stir well to incorporate the tomato paste.
  • Gradually pour in the veal or chicken stock while stirring continuously. This will help create a smooth sauce.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. This will allow the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken.
  • After simmering, remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs from the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • If desired, you can strain the sauce through a fine mesh sieve to achieve a smoother consistency. However, this step is optional.
  • The Financière sauce is now ready to be served.

The Financière sauce is traditionally served with poultry, game meats, or roasted meats such as veal or beef. It adds a rich and flavorful touch to dishes, enhancing their taste and providing a luxurious dining experience.

In conclusion, Financière sauce is a classic French meat-based sauce that is known for its rich and complex flavors. With a combination of ingredients like mushrooms, cooked meats, truffles, and foie gras, it creates a luxurious sauce that pairs well with various meats. The slow simmering process allows the flavors to develop and create a savory sauce that adds depth to the dishes it accompanies. Whether served with poultry or roasted meats, Financière sauce elevates the dining experience and showcases the culinary expertise of French cuisine.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. The Financière sauce is named after the financial district of Paris, where it was popularized.
  2. It was originally created to be served with meats prepared in a “financier” style, which involved adding truffles, mushrooms, and other luxurious ingredients.
  3. The sauce is characterized by its rich, velvety texture and the
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