Bénédicta BearnaiseRegular price $4.80 Save $-4.80
Use this rich béarnaise sauce from Bénédicta to improve just about any dish! In the words of Sam Sifton of the New York Times, béarnaise “tastes like the first sunny day after months of chill.”
Béarnaise sauce is a piquant child of hollandaise, one of the so-called mother sauces of French cuisine. It is simply an emulsification — egg yolks and butter cut through with vinegar flavored with tarragon and shallots, with a bite of black pepper. In this sense, it is a cousin of mayonnaise. It was accidentally invented by the chef Jean-Louis Françoise-Collinet and served at the 1836 opening of Le Pavillon Henri IV, a restaurant at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, not far from Paris. King Henry IV was born in the French town of Béarn, hence the name.
Béarnaise sauce is especially good paired with meats, in particular on steak. It’s great to pair with vegetables as well, asparagus for instance, or boiled potatoes. It elevates seafood, like salmon, haddock, or any roast fish. Try it spooned over an omelet or poached eggs! For an American-French hybrid feel, apply Bearnaise Sauce to the next burger you grill or serve it as a dip for French fries and wow your family and friends.
Bénédicta was originally founded in 1907 as an oil company. At the time, it was called “Bénédictin,” a Catholic reference indicating that the products were of good quality. Prosper Eeckman, Bénédicta’s founder, was the first to distribute oil in glass bottles, which were also called “bénédictins.” The first industrial mayonnaise was launched by Bénédicta in 1957, in a tube; four years later, the brand began producing emulsified sauces like the béarnaise!
- canola oil
- spirit vinegar
- egg yolk
- lemon juice
- hot pepper
- natural flavor
- modified corn starch
- food coloring: beta-carotene
Weight: 260 g
Size: 9.2 oz