soubise sauce


Béchamel with (pureed) onions sweated in butter. Depending on how strong you want the onion flavor, strain out the opinions after simmering 10-15 minutes, or blend them into the sauce.

It was my impression that a slowly-boiled onion gives the sauce a stronger flavor than the sweated ones.

For a lighter version, use cream instead of béchamel sauce.  


This is what you need for 3 cups:

  • 2 cups béchamel sauce
  • 2 medium onions,
    sliced or chopped small
  • 2 tbsp. butter
Pic1: stuffed cucumbers with soubise sauce


Alternative method:


Pic2: sweat the onions
Pic3: sweated onions
Pic4: mix


Pic5: simmer
Pic6: boiled onion
Pic7: pureed, with meatballs


B. pink soubise


Add red beets or cranberry sauce to soubise sauce to get pink soubise. The former will have the earthy beet flavor, the latter will be sweet & sour from the cranberries. The pictures show the red beet version.


This is what you need for 2 cups:

  • 1 cup soubise sauce
  • 1 cup red beets
Pic8: pink soubise sauce



Pic9: red beets
Pic10: soubise sauce
Pic11: blend
Pic12: red beets, pink soubise