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5 Mins Lemon Butter Sauce — 3 Ways

Make this easy and delicious Lemon Butter Sauce in just 5 mins!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword Lemon Butter Sauce, Lemon Chilli Butter Sauce, Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 61kcal
Author Recipes From a Pantry

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks (250g) salted butter, cut into cubes
  • juice of 1 lemon or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped herbs (I like a parsley and cilantro/coriander mix)
  • black pepper to taste

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

  • All of the above ingredients, plus:
  • 1/2 tsp garlic purée

Lemon Chilli Butter Sauce

  • All of the above ingredients, plus:
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes

Instructions

Lemon Butter Sauce (stovetop)

  • Add butter to a light-coloured saucepan (so you can see that it does not burn) and melt over medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add the lemon juice, chopped herbs and pepper and simmer for 3 mins.
  • Switch off the heat and serve with chicken, fish, pasta or vegetables.

Lemon Butter Sauce (Instant Pot)

  • Select sauté function.
  • Add cubed butter into the Instant Pot inner pot and let it melt.
  • When melted, add in the rest of the ingredients, mix and let cook for a couple of mins.
  • The switch of heat and remove the inner pot from the Instant Pot so it does not continue to cook.

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

  • Add butter to a light-coloured saucepan (so you can see that it does not burn) and melt over medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add the lemon juice, garlic purée, chopped herbs and pepper and simmer for 3 mins.
  • Switch off the heat and serve with chicken, fish, pasta or vegetables.

Lemon Chilli Butter Sauce

  • Add butter to a light-coloured saucepan (so you can see that it does not burn) and melt over medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add the lemon juice, chilli flakes, chopped herbs and pepper and simmer for 3 mins.
  • Switch off the heat and serve with chicken, fish, pasta or vegetables.

Notes

Tips for Making Lemon Butter Sauce
  • Cut the butter into cubes so it will melt quicker.
  • I suggest using salted butter. But if you have salt less butter, go ahead and add a pinch of salt.
  • Mix and match the fresh chopped herbs. Rosemary, thyme and sage are all great options. Have fun experimenting with your favourites.
  • If you don’t have fresh herbs you can use 1 tsp dried instead.
  • Add in even more lemon if you want it sharper.
  • This sauce needs to be served warm, so simply reheat if it has gone cold.
  • Don’t forget to mix just before serving, as the lemon and herbs tend to settle at the bottom.
  • You can easily halve or double this recipe to make as much or as little needed.

Weight Watchers Points
There are 2 Freestyle points in one serving of Lemon Butter Sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 84mg | Vitamin A: 1.1% | Calcium: 0.4% | Iron: 1.3%