Recipe

Lemon Butter Sauce

  • Yield: 4 servings
Lemon Butter Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon, quartered and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 sticks plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions

  • Combine the wine, lemons and shallots in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced by half, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and mashing the lemons with the back of a spoon to break up into pieces. Add the cream and cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, adding each piece before the previous one has been completely incorporated. Continue until all the butter is incorporated and the sauce coats the back of a spoon, removing the pan from the heat periodically to prevent the sauce from getting too hot and breaking. Add the salt and pepper, and whisk to blend. Remove from the heat and strain, pressing down with the whisk, through a fine mesh strainer, into a small bowl. Fold in the parsley and serve immediately or cover to keep warm.