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23 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 2

This amazing and simple butter sauce is wonderful on all types of fish, but also works beautifully on shrimp and lobster.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
17 mins
total:
27 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place lemon juice in saucepan over medium heat; simmer until lemon juice reduces to less than a tablespoon and almost disappears, 4 or 5 minutes, being careful not to let it burn. Quickly add cream; whisk to combine. Continue to cook until cream reduces and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 5 or 6 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

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  • Whisk in 2 or 3 pieces of cold butter, stirring until butter melts before adding more. Add 2 or 3 more butter cubes. (If cream mixture cools too quickly, the sauce may break.) Continue adding butter a few pieces at a time until all butter is emulsified into the cream, 8 to 10 minutes. Add salt, cayenne pepper, and 2 generous tablespoons chopped parsley. Whisk until well blended. Keep sauce warm until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 25.6g; cholesterol 78.9mg; sodium 54.7mg. Full Nutrition
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