Red Wine Sauce

This is a simple yet tasty red wine sauce for grilled meats.


In a suitable pan, parch (brown) the sugar over medium to medium-high heat.  When it begins to brown, add 4 times as much water as sugar.  Allow to cook and reduce by about half.  Add butter, melt.  Sauté shallots in butter.  Add wine and reduce by 3/4.  Dissolve cornstarch in broth and stir in.  Bring to a boil.  Stir in tomato sauce, and salt and pepper.