Tarragon Walnut Brown Butter Sauce


There are people that will go through their entire life never having experienced the pure joy of fresh fish topped with a perfectly made brown butter sauce. That so many will not allow themselves to enjoy this tarragon walnut brown butter sauce makes me sad.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter is a light-tan, nutty color and fragrant, 6 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir walnuts into butter; cook and stir in hot butter until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice, remove skillet from heat, add tarragon, and season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
11g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 45mg 1%

* 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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