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Sour Cherry Sauce

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Sour Cherry Sauce
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Ingredients (6)

  • a cup of dried sour cherries or a cup and a half of fresh sour cherries
  • half a bottle of fruity and not too tannic red wine
  • half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoon chicken stock (preferably unsalted or home made)
  • 4 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

I put this on my duck breast.


  1. Soak the cherries in the wine for a few hours, or even better overnight
  2. Pour wine, cherries and cinnamon in a pot and slowly simmer until the cherries are soft. Puree in a blender or using an immersion stab.
  1. Pass through a sieve twice, reserving the liquid. Transfer the liquid to a new pot and reduce to one third of the original volume
  2. Add chicken stock and reduce again, till it starts to get syrupy. Remove from the fire and emulsify the cold butter in the sauce. Adjust to taste with salt and pepper.
  1. You should end up with a shiny burgundy red sauce that just coats the back of a tablespoon
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