Homemade Lemon Butter Sauce recipe

PHOTO RECIPE Homemade Lemon Butter Sauce recipe

15 min
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Want to add a bit of Pizazz to your meal? This rich, zesty lemon butter sauce for pasta, fish or chicken is a natural choice.

15 min
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Ingredients

number of servings
3
  • 14 cup fresh lemon juice Added to
  • 14 cup butter (chilled) Added to
  • 1 tsp minced shallots (or mild onions) Added to
  • 14 tsp salt Added to
  • 1 tsp garlic (chopped fine-OPT) Added to
  • 2 tsp Dry White Wine (Piño Grigio is what I used) Added to
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Directions

1. Step

Prep:

2. Step

cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the needed juice into a pourable container.

Homemade Lemon Butter Sauce recipe - preparation step 2
3. Step

Cut the butter into thin slices (1/4 inch wide) and set it back in the fridge to keep it cold.

Homemade Lemon Butter Sauce recipe - preparation step 3
4. Step

Set a shallow skillet on the stove and heat to high.Pour lemon juice into heated skillet.

Homemade Lemon Butter Sauce recipe - preparation step 4
5. Step

Add the wine, shallots and salt. (add minced garlic now if using).Cook until reduced by half whisking as needed

Homemade Lemon Butter Sauce recipe - preparation step 5
6. Step

Add a pat of the COLD butter. (leave the remaining butter in the fridge until needed.) Pick up the pan by the handle and move the butter continuously so it does not burn or clarify. (TIP: The key here is to keep the butter creamy so it will properly emulsify.

Homemade Lemon Butter Sauce recipe - preparation step 6
7. Step

Repeat process with the next pat of butter continually shaking the pan over the heat (lift the pan off the heat and shake as necessary to keep the butter from over cooking.)

Homemade Lemon Butter Sauce recipe - preparation step 7
8. Step

Once the butter is completely melted and the sauce is emulsified garnish with fresh parsley and garlic slices as desired.

Homemade Lemon Butter Sauce recipe - preparation step 8

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