Soubise Sauce

Soubise Sauce

This soubise sauce combines bechamel sauce with cooked onions. It has many versions but this recipe is close to the original from the 1850s.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are soft and translucent. Make sure not to let them turn brown.
  3. Step 3

    Transfer the cooked onions to a food processor . Purée briefly and then return them to the pot.
  4. Step 4

    Whisk the béchamel into the puréed onions and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  5. Step 5

    Add the tomato purée, if using, and gently mix over the heat until combined.
  6. Step 6

    Serve right away with roasted meats or vegetables.