Sauce Robert

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Sauce Robert is a brown mustard sauce and one of the small sauces, or compound sauces, derived from the Classic French demi glace, which is derived from one of the five mother sauces in French cuisine (Bechamel, Veloute, Espagnole, Sauce Tomat and Hollandaise) .[1]

Sauce Robert is made from chopped onions cooked in butter without color, a reduction of white wine, pepper, an addition of demi-glace and is finished with mustard.[2]

It is best suited to pork, especially grilled pork, and meats.[3]

History[edit]

Sauce Robert is one of the earliest compound sauces on record. Of the 78 compound sauces systematized by Marie-Antoine Carême in the early 19th century, only two—Sauce Robert and Remoulade—were present in much older cookbooks, such as Massaliot's Le Cuisinier Roial et Bourgeois in 1691.[4] In Charles Perrault's canonical telling of Sleeping Beauty (1696), the Queen Mother insists that Sleeping Beauty and her children be served to her à la Sauce Robert.

A version of Sauce Robert also appears in Francois-Pierre de la Varenne (cook to Henry IV)'s Le Cuisinier François (1651), the founding text of modern French cuisine.[5]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Escoffier, Auguste. The Escoffier Cookbook. Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1969. p. 15.
  2. ^ Saulnier, Louis. Le Répertoire de la Cuisine. 7th Edition. English Edition. Hardcover, printed by Lowe and Brydone, London. No copyright date is listed, book was purchased in 1954. p 23.
  3. ^ Escoffier, p. 31
  4. ^ Sokolov, Raymond. "The Saucier's Apprentice", A Brief History of French Sauces. pages 5–7. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1976.
  5. ^ Sokolov, Raymond. "The Saucier's Apprentice", A Brief History of French Sauces. pages 5–7. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1976.

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