Drawn Butter


This drawn butter is a delicious complement to steamed king crab or broiled lobster tails. It is best made a day ahead. Any leftover butter can be frozen for future use.

5 shrimp arranged on the side of a glass ramekin of melted butter
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 pound unsalted butter


  1. Melt butter in the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water, 5 to 7 minutes. Set melted butter aside to cool slightly, then skim foam off the top and discard. Allow butter to solidify, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Drain off any liquid that is collected at the bottom. Transfer butter to a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl and microwave until melted. Pour into individual bowls to serve.


To make lemon butter, place zest of 2 lemons in a bowl. Pour melted butter from step 2 over zest.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
46g Fat
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 29g 146%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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