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Lemon Caper Butter Sauce

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars
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"This simple lemon caper butter sauce is the perfect accompaniment to sauteed sole."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 269
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)

Directions

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  1. Crush capers in a small bowl with the back of a spoon.
  2. Melt 1/2 teaspoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until the butter foams and is golden; saute capers until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add lemon juice, bring to a simmer, and cook, stirring frequently, until liquid is reduced by one-third, 1 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir cold butter and savory into lemon mixture, stirring constantly until butter is completely melted and sauce is shiny and thick, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 269 calories; 25.8 24.6 3.2 66 595 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very lemony, so next time I will be cutting lemon juice at least in half and compensating with butter. But the flavor of the sauteed carpers in the butter sauce was amazing!

Most helpful critical review

Wow, way too lemony. I don't mind lots of butter but it was too tangy for my taste but my bf liked it. I think next time I will mix some sour cream in it for a milder flavor.

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Very lemony, so next time I will be cutting lemon juice at least in half and compensating with butter. But the flavor of the sauteed carpers in the butter sauce was amazing!

Delicious! I breaded and lightly fried flounder to put this sauce on top. I made 4 servings of this recipe but used the juice of only 4 lemons. I added a bit of milk at the end with the cold bu...

Loved this sauce.... Used 1 lemon per reviewers and thought that 1 TBL of capers wasn't quite enough. Will use more next time... Used TJ's 21 Seasoning Salute in place of the savory....great ...

I made it with 1 large lemon since the mahi mahi was marinated in lime juice and it came out great! I didn’t have savory however I added dill. I will be making this for everything from now on!

Prepared this sauce for chicken. Based on others' comments, I used the juice of only 1 lemon, not 2, and added a tablespoon or so of sour cream. It was delicious and received strong compliments!

Wow, way too lemony. I don't mind lots of butter but it was too tangy for my taste but my bf liked it. I think next time I will mix some sour cream in it for a milder flavor.

Perfect recipe - simple and delicious! I made it with swordfish accompanied by Jasmine rice and broccolini. My husband wants to put this in our rotation of great recipes.

Decided to tinker to make it a little less lemony. Tried a couple of tablespoons of sour cream doubled the butter and substituted thyme for savory. Poured it over Halibut. It was terrific and ...

This was amazing!! Are used one large Meyer lemon, And it was perfect! Loved by all on fresh fish!