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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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Cook's Note

For lemon butter, place the zest of two lemons in a bowl. Pour melted butter over the zest.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; protein 0.5g; fat 46g; cholesterol 122mg; sodium 6.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2013
Who knew butter could be even better than...butter?! Super easy and super awesome. Do not serve shellfish w/out it. THANK YOU Dasisalles!! Read More
(15)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2013
Who knew butter could be even better than...butter?! Super easy and super awesome. Do not serve shellfish w/out it. THANK YOU Dasisalles!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2013
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 butter came out PERFECT!!! I'm so glad I found this site and this video. Thank you thank you thank you!!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2015
This is basically clarified butter you can also buy bottles of "Ghee" at specialty food stores same thing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2019
No changes and I will make it again Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2020
This is clarified butter, but there's disagreement as to that is the "drawn butter" which should be used with lobster/seafood. Some authors insist that plain melted butter is the "drawn butter" to be used. Also, it is not the same as Ghee, used in Indian recipes, as one commenter suggested. Ghee is indeed clarified, but for much longer - about :30 - so that the browned solids in the bottom flavor the clarified butter/Ghee, and also that more water evaporates out of it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2021
Super easy. Don't even have to cool it off, just skim the solids off the top and don't pour the white liquid at the bottom. Added the lemon zest too. Read More
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