Lemon Caper Butter Sauce


This simple lemon caper butter sauce is the perfect accompaniment to sautéed fish, like sole.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon capers

  • ½ teaspoon butter

  • 2 lemons, juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh savory


  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
26g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 595mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 174mg 871%
Calcium 151mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 341mg 7%

* 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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