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A perfect fast and easy pan sauce laced with vermouth and tarragon that’s great on lamb or chicken!

No leeks in the house?  Substitute shallots or green onions!

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leek vermouth and tarragon pan sauce on lamb with tarragon garnish

Leek, Vermouth & Tarragon Pan Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A perfect fast and easy pan sauce laced with vermouth and tarragon that's great on lamb or chicken! No leeks in the house? Substitute shallots or green onions!


  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup leeks, split lengthwise, cut in 1/4" slices
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. grainy mustard
  • 2 tsp. fresh tarragon, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth (or white wine)
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 Tbsp. very cold unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Reusing the same pan you cooked your meat in (do not clean out), add 1 tsp. oil and place over medium heat. Add the leeks and saute, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes, or until softened, with lightly browned edges.
  2. Place the mustard and tarragon in the pan, cooking and stirring for 1 minute.
  3. Pour dry vermouth into pan, stirring, and cook until mixture is reduced to 3 tablespoons.
  4. When mixture is reduced, turn heat to medium-high and add broth. Let simmer rapidly until reduced to 1/3 cup liquid.
  5. Remove from heat, whisk in 2 Tbsp. cold butter until fully melted. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 577mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 5g
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