Pepper sauce (sauce poivrade)


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups whipping/heavy cream
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt to taste


    step 1

    Melt the butter in a frying pan then add the onion and saute until soft.

    step 2

    Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds before adding the pepper and herbs.

    step 3

    Gently toast the pepper until fragrant then pour in the cream.

    step 4

    Season with lemon juice and salt and allow to simmer gently for 10-15 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened to your preference.

    step 5