This briny, creamy but chunky sauce is the perfect contrast to the richness of poached salmon.
Yield: makes 2 Cups
- 1⁄2 tbsp. butter
- 1 1⁄2 tbsp. flour
- 1 cup <a href="http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Double-Rich-Fish-Stock">Double-Rich Fish Stock</a>
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped
- 2 tbsp. capers, rinsed and coarsely chopped
- Salt and freshly ground white pepper
- Melt butter in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until bubbling but not browned, about 2 minutes.
- Gradually whisk in stock, then cream. Bring to a simmer, cook for 30 seconds, then remove from heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes. (Sauce will thicken as it rests.)
- Stir in eggs and capers. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm over lowest heat until ready to serve.