This creamy wine sauce is excellent on barbecued fish or other fresh seafood such as prawns or lobster.
As written this sauce is only about 3 stars. Ater reviewing what others had said I altered the recipe and I feel it elevates the sauce to possibly even 5 stars. The sheer ease of making the sauce and the ingredients makes this a winner. I skipped the whole roux making and did as follows. I sauteed the shallots in butter and added about 2 cloves of garlic. Added the wine and reduced it by about half. Mixed a few tablespoons of flour into the fat free half and half (didn't use heavy cream no need for Xtra fat) and poured the mixture into the saute pan. Cooked it a few more minutes until it thickened. Do not boil. Just simmer. I added fresh chopped parsley at the very end. Didn't use thyme b/c I thought it might interfere with the lobster raviolis I was using. Very easy sauce and good for practically anytype of light seafood such as sea bass, tilapia and even shrimp. Thanks for sharing. Will use this recipe again. - 20 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Okay, this had a very nice flavor, but I found the directions to be just a bit weird. First of all, why did I have to make so much roux when I only needed two or three tablespoons? And after adding the roux and thickening the sauce, why did it say to cook five more minutes to eliminate the starchy taste, when I already did that by cooking the roux until it was brown to begin with? It's a nice sauce, but I think this recipe needs some serious editing. - 27 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This sauce tasted fantastic, however it is not a quick one. It took me almost half an hour and my fish was cooked well before that. Now I know, I can plan better. Excellent flavour though. - 25 Apr 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)