Wine Sauce for Seafood


This white wine, butter, and garlic sauce is a delicious sauce made with white wine, butter, lemon, tarragon, garlic, and shallots. It is wonderful served over any white fish baked or grilled.

looking down at a skillet of halibut fillets with wine sauce and garnished with chopped parsley
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make wine sauce for seafood

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  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook and stir until shallots are translucent, about 3 minutes. Season with tarragon, salt, and white pepper.

    Shallots and garlic cooking in a saucepan until translucent.

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  3. Increase heat to medium; stir in white wine and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, then whisk for 1 minute.

    White wine and lemon juice added to saucepan.

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  4. Remove from heat and sprinkle in parsley. Pour over your favorite white fish before serving.

    a top down view of parsley added to a skillet with white wine sauce.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
9g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* 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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