I’ve had a lot of requests for this recipe, so I’m going to actually post a recipe post for the first time! This is a red wine sauce that I found on a Norwegian blog. The original recipe is available here. It is possibly the best sauce in the known universe!
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried thyme or similar amount fresh
2 dl* red wine
2 dl* chicken or vegetable stock
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp of brown sugar
salt and pepper
* 1 cup is everything from 2 to 2.5 dl depending on where you are in the world, so use about 1 cup.
- Fry the onions on low heat until they’re soft, and add the tomato paste for a couple of minutes at the end. This will round of the taste of the tomato paste a little.
- Add the wine, and let most of the alcohol boil off.
- Add the stock, thyme, sugar, vinegar and worcestershire sauce and let it boil for a while until it is reduced to about half the original volume.
- Strain off the onions and thyme.
- Reduce further until it’s thick, or thicken with corn starch if you want a less intense taste.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. The sweet/sour balance may need some tweaking too, so use balsamic vinegar and sugar for that. I usually have to add a little extra vinegar.