This cold faux bearnaise sauce has been my go-to this summer! It works so well with any barbecued meats (pork fillet, glazed ribs you name it!) and roast chicken if you can’t be bothered to make gravy and it’s just the best!
But let me explain the faux bearnaise element. It’s the flavouring with shallots, tarragon and vinegar. The texture is a lot lighter than a bearnaise sauce and it’s not as decadent as it has no butter. So please don’t expect a bearnaise sauce substitute (although it is in my opinion so much nicer than any readymade bearnaise sauc
Faux bearnaise sauce, serves 6
Translated from and adapted after Zeina’s Kitchen’s recipe.
200 ml creme fraiche
50 ml mayonnaise
1 shallots, finely chopped
1-2 tsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp dried tarragon
small bunch parsley, finely chopped
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp caster sugar
salt and pepper
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and keep refrigerated for an hour or so before serving.