Red wine jus in a saucepan

Red wine jus

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Makes 270ml (6-8 servings)

Create a red wine jus to serve alongside beef dishes. A classic French sauce made with red wine, port and shallots, it's an ideal topping for steak

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving (8)

  • kcal126
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0.2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
    Shallot

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  • 175ml port
  • 175ml red wine
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 800ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp butter
    Butter

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  • pinch sugar
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Method

  1. Put the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the shallots until golden and caramelised, about 10 mins.

  2. Add the port, wine and herbs and simmer for 10 mins, or until reduced by half.

  3. Pour in the stock and continue to cook until reduced by half again, then strain, discarding the shallots and herbs.

  4. Transfer the sauce into a new pan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, then season to taste. 

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katryb
18th Nov, 2019
5.05
Absolutely fab, real depth of flavour and found this really easy to make
pepsrich
28th Apr, 2019
5.05
I added this to a lamb dish and it was excellent. I wasn’t expecting much as I didn’t have any meat juices or fresh stock to add but even with a knorr stock pot the flavour was fantastic. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a quick sauce to accompany red meat.
serina.steve
16th Apr, 2016
5 stars !!!! I made this last night and it was ABSOLUTELY delicious! I only had store bought Beef stock so I added some pan juices from the steak after it rested, just before I returned to the stove after straining. It is easy, easier than I ever thought it would be. Another great BBC recipe, thank you !! Serina Australia
Stibbs1951
20th Jun, 2015
5.05
This is by far and away the best red wine jus recipe I have ever tried, and use it with duck, venison and beef. Absolutely delicious and easy.
timbomachino
1st May, 2013
5.05
Grabbed a couple of venison steaks and thought they'd be nice with a red wine jus, roast carrots, roast potatoes & green beans. Followed the recipe here, although I rarely measure stuff, just guess. But even so, the result was delicious. Thanks for sharing. It's simple to make and lip-smackingly good!
grannytracey
22nd Oct, 2012
i made this up last night, albeit just for 2 people, i also used rich homemade chicken stock as i was serving it with chicken and it was lovely. i always keep "caramelised onions" in the freezer which i use for my onion/goats cheese tart...will definitely make again and again and again...thank u for the recipe.
Robert john
2nd Dec, 2014
Can I make this red wine jus the night brfore
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