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Drawn Butter

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Best made a day ahead, this is a great complement to steamed king crab or broiled lobster tails. Any leftover butter can be frozen for future use."
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8 h 30 m servings 407
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Melt the butter in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, 5 to 7 minutes. Set the melted butter aside to cool slightly, then skim the foam off the top and discard. Allow the butter to solidify overnight. Drain off any liquid that collects at the bottom. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl, and pour into individual bowls before serving.


  • Cook's Note
  • For lemon butter, place the zest of two lemons in a bowl. Pour melted butter over the zest.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 407 calories; 46 0 0.5 122 6 Full nutrition

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Who knew butter could be even better than...butter?! Super easy and super awesome. Do not serve shellfish w/out it. THANK YOU, Dasisalles!!

The best places to see how to do this properly is to go to the video on either allrecipes's Youtube channel or the video on the site. Absolutely fantastic tutorial. Very easy to follow and drawn...

This is basically clarified butter, you can also buy bottles of "Ghee" at specialty food stores, same thing

No changes and I will make it again