Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce. This is delicious served with seafood, fish, chicken or pork. Very easy and quick to make too!

Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce. This is delicious served with seafood, fish, chicken or pork. Very easy and quick to make too!

Here's a quick recipe for you all! It is called my Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce.

I've based the recipe on the traditional Beurre Blanc sauce, which is a white butter sauce. It is a very quick and fuss-free sauce to make.

The consistency should be runny, but thick enough to cling to the food with a light coating.

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It is a great sauce to serve with fish and seafood, chicken, and pork. You could also use it to drizzle over pasta!

We've had cooks show us photos of their use of our lemon and garlic butter sauce over on Pinterest, and some have used it to coat a whole salmon before baking, some combined with pasta, added to a seafood dish, then baked in the oven, some as a sauce for pouring over asparagus. The uses are endless!

Thanks to everyone who shared their photos! You can see some of the photos of people trying our sauce here

This recipe will make about 1/2 a cup in quantity. You may not think that is much sauce, however, it is extremely rich because of the butter and cream, and you should only use a little of the sauce when serving. Just enough to add a hint of flavor to your dish.

It is very quick and easy to make, so give it a go and enjoy our Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce.

Here's a serving suggestion for the lemon and garlic butter sauce, done with our crispy breaded shrimp. So pretty!

Crispy Breaded Shrimp. An incredible easy and quick recipe, serve as a starter or as party food. Oh so good! No frying either!

Some other serving suggestions,

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce with shrimp pasta
Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce with shrimp pasta
Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce with Baked Salmon
Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce with Baked Salmon
Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce with Asparagus
Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce with Asparagus

Great for parties and very easy to do. Just pour the sauce into some dipping bowls and everyone can help themselves.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Yield

1/2 cup

Ingredients

1/2 cup or 110 ml dry white wine
1/4 cup or 55 ml heavy or double cream
2 Tablespoons butter, chilled
1 lemon, juice only
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh (or dry) dill
Salt and white pepper to taste

Optional extra
1/4 cup Finely chopped shallots

Instructions

1. In a small saucepan, add a small drop of olive oil and the minced garlic (and shallots if using).

Cook on a low heat until soft.

Then add the white wine, increase the heat to medium and let it cook for about 4 minutes until reduced by approximately 1/3 . 

Take care not to burn the garlic or shallots as this will make the sauce taste bitter.

You want to heat the garlic and shallots until translucent and soft, not brown.

2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter, stir to combine, then add the cream.

Return the pan to the heat and stir until it begins to bubble.

Remove from heat and add the lemon juice and dill.

Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce Ingredients

Stir, taste the sauce and add salt and pepper to taste. And there you have our Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce!

** If using shallots, it is common to sieve the sauce before serving so as to remove the shallots and give you a nice smooth sauce.

You don't have to do this if it doesn't bother you!

The photo below shows the lemon and garlic butter sauce but I also added a teaspoon of whole grain mustard for a bit of a kick. It was delicious!

Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce. This is delicious served with seafood, fish, chicken or pork. Very easy and quick to make too!
Lemon garlic butter sauce with mustard added
Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce. This is delicious served with seafood, fish, chicken or pork. Very easy and quick to make too!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our lemon and garlic butter sauce recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce. This is delicious served with seafood, fish, chicken or pork. Very easy and quick to make too!

Here's an example of pairing the lemon garlic sauce with my Crispy Breaded Shrimp! Delicious!

Crispy Breaded Shrimp

Here's another one of our popular sauce recipes, Black Peppercorn Sauce, perfect for steaks! It's delicious and incredibly easy to make. 

Black Peppercorn Sauce, Sauce au Poivre is a lovely accompaniment to steak, easy and quick to make too!

Another idea for you to add our lemon and garlic butter sauce to is this delicious Bacon and Asparagus Pasta Salad, serve either warm or chilled.

So yummy! Just add the sauce before serving and you're good to go!

Bacon and Asparagus Pasta Salad is a lovely simple dish, served warm or chilled as a main or side dish. Goes perfect with a BBQ too! | Lovefoodies.com

Try our popular Best-Ever Tartar Sauce. Goes great with fish and seafood and takes a matter of minutes to prepare!

Best Ever Tartar Sauce - Easy to make and always a hit! Goes great with seafood, fish,burgers, salads. The sky's the limit!

Here's a selection of easy dinner ideas from Savory Experiments. Absolutely delicious!

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Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce. This is delicious served with seafood, fish, chicken or pork. Very easy and quick to make too!

Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce

Yield: 1 /2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce. This is delicious served with seafood, fish, chicken or pork. Very easy and quick to make too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup or 110 ml dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup or 55 ml heavy or double cream
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or dry
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Optional extra

  • 1/4 cup Finely chopped shallots

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, add a small drop of olive oil and the minced garlic (and shallots if using). Cook on a low heat until soft. Then add the white wine, increase the heat to medium and let it cook for about 4 minutes until reduced by approximately 1/3 .
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter, stir to combine, then add the cream. Return the pan to the heat and stir until it begins to bubble. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice and dill. Stir, taste the sauce and add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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    1. Hi Johnny, I’m not sure because I’ve always served it hot or warm. I don’t think it will go hard (like butter) unless you put it in the fridge for some time, and then maybe it would just be a bit thicker. Sorry I can’t be of much help!

      1. Thanks for responding. Do you think this would be a good dipping sauce for boiled shrimp and mussels or do you think it would be too thin?

      2. Hi Johnny, yes indeed! This recipe here for Crispy Breaded Shrimp is what I used with this sauce and it was delicious! https://lovefoodies.com/crispy-breaded-shrimp.html . However, if you prefer a thicker sauce, simply add some cornstarch to the mixture whilst you’re heating it up and it will thicken. For this amount of sauce, I would suggest starting off with 1 heaped teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved in a tablespoon of cold water, add to the pan of sauce and stir until thick. Just add more of the cornstarch mixture until you have the sauce thicken to your liking. For mussels, I would suggest you cook the mussels in the sauce itself, just as you would if you were cooking mussels in a white wine sauce. It will be absolutely delicious!

  1. I’ve made this sauce before and it was AH-MAZE-ING! But is there anything I can use for the heavy cream? I tried half and half and it didn’t work out so well :/

    1. My sauce came out watery as well. I also followed the recipe to the letter. I added grated Parmesan because another recipe called for it. Thought this would thicken the sauce but didn’t. Added extra flavor though.

    1. Hi Dennis, you can sub the wine for a teaspoon of white vinegar, or in fact just leave it out altogether. It won’t taste quite the same but it will still be tasty!

  2. wow!! this was so good! I just made breaded chicken with panko bread crumbs and salt, and poured the sauce over the chicken and pasta. It made a simple dish taste so amazing!

  3. Omg I just made this sauce and it is to die for. Ma mussels with spaghetti steak rice and greens with some garlic bread of was it so delicious.

  4. Just pulled found this recipe and made this sauce tonight. It was fantastic. I put some on my tilapia and I loved it, so I put it on my rice too. Seriously good stuff.

    1. Hi Connie, sure! If you are using a mobile phone, all you need to do is click “Read More” under the photo and it loads the whole recipe. It is done this way to speed up load times on mobile devices.
      Thanks and Happy Sunday!

  5. I made this yummy sauce tonight! I realized at the last minute I didn’t have wine, so I used chicken broth. After I made the sauce, I sautéed chicken breasts and boiled some gnocchi. Then I tossed the gnocchi into the pan from the chicken and added the chicken back in and tossed the sauce in with it all… Oh my goodness! Yumm!

    1. Oh my goodness! I bet that truffle cheese was amazing!! It sounds wonderful what you did Majorla! Thanks very much for writing in and sharing what you did! Happy New year to you!

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        Nadine Janetsky

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        I really need to know the Nutritional info on this Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce please!~