Albufera sauce

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Parmentier of duck confit with pan-fried foie gras and Albufera sauce

Albufera sauce (fr. Sauce Albuféra) is a small compound sauce. The base of the sauce uses the mother sauce (or leading sauce) velouté. Escoffier gives a recipe in Le Guide culinaire which consists of a base of Suprême sauce to which is added meat glaze in order to lend the latter an ivory-white tint which characterizes it. It is served chiefly with poultry and sweetbreads.[1] Louis Gabriel Suchet (1770–1826), one of Napoleon's generals and Marshal of France for a time, was named duc d'Albufera after a lake near Valencia, Spain, to mark his victory there during the Peninsular War. Marie-Antoine Carême created several dishes in the duke's honor, including duck, beef, and the sauce that accompanies this chicken.

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