Port wine sauce - A classic sauce

Port wine sauce is very good and has a lot of taste and sweetness from the port wine. Therefore, it goes very well with duck or light meat. The recipe also has video instructions further down in the recipe.


  • 2 pcs carrot
  • 2 pcs shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp whole black pepper
  • 1 handful fresh thyme
  • 3,5 dl port wine
  • 3 dl broth (duck / chicken / turkey)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • a little salt

Step 1

Start by finding a pan and fairly high heat. Cut up the vegetables. Put some butter in the pan and melt the butter. Add onion, garlic and carrot and cook for a few minutes. Cook until the vegetables have a little crust, this gives a good taste to the sauce. Add the herbs and whole black pepper. Pour in the port wine and stir well.

Step 2

Let the port wine boil until it is almost completely gone. A maximum of 1/3 of the liquid should be left.

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Step 3

Now add the broth. If I make the sauce for duck then I use duck broth, if I make turkey I use broth from turkey. Beef broth for beef etc ... Mix well and let the sauce reduce down to only 1/3 once more. Find a strainer and strain the sauce into a clean saucepan.

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Step 4

Turn down the heat and whip in a few pieces of butter just before serving. Taste with a little more salt if necessary. Now the sauce is ready to be enjoyed.

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