Lemon Butter Sauce


Heat a large nonreactive skillet over high heat. When the skillet is hot, add the wine, lemons, garlic, and shallots. Cook for 3 minutes, breaking up and mashing the lemons with a wire whisk. Stir in the salt, pepper, Worcestershire, and hot sauce and cook until the mixture is somewhat syrupy, for about 3 minutes. Stir in the cream and cook for 1 minute. Over low heat, whisk in the butter a few pats at a time. When all of the butter has been added, remove from the heat, but continue whisking until all of the butter is incorporated into the sauce. Strain the sauce, pressing all of the liquid into a bowl. Stir in the parsley. Serve immediately, or keep warm for a few minutes until ready to use.

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I'm not sure why everyone is being so generous with their stars here. Read the comments, everyone has said they had to alter this recipe for it to be edible. Unfortunately I followed the recipe exactly and it was horrendous. Look for another recipe. Seriously. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was tasty but waaay too tart for my taste. I added about 2 T sugar, more pepper and a second generous dash of cayenne pepper sauce and it balanced out very nicely. I added the sugar gradually until the bite was where I wanted it. I also had run out of butter at a stick and a half and I think it ended up fine. Served it over sautee'd fish and a fairly simple rice and edamame. Everything ended up with lemon butter sauce on it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor the tartness of the lemons was refreshing. I did do some substituting cooking sherry for the wine, yellow onion for shallots, almond milk for cream and instead of 2 sticks of butter I used 1. I can see myself making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe loosely, based on what I had on hand. I used milk instead of cream, hot pepper flakes instead of hot sauce, sweet onion instead of shallots, and dried parsley instead of fresh. I poured the sauce over whole wheat spaghetti, broccoli, and peas. It was delicious, I couldn't stop eating it. I docked one star here because it was so buttery, it made it more like guilty pleasure food... Anyway, 4 star recipe is good, I'm stingy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sauce turned out great! I did a few things different though. First, I sauteed mushrooms in olive oil with some salt and pepper. Then I added the minced shallots, wine, garlic, and the juice from 3 lemons instead of putting the lemons in whole. I let that cook for about 3 minutes, then added the hot sauce(siracha, worcestershire, and salt and pepper. I let that cook for 3 minutes then added a tablespoon of flour to thicken it up some. Then added the cream, and then the butter. It was very lemony, but after all it is called "Lemon Butter Sauce"! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy. Great on fish and veggies. Next time I will just try two lemons. But overall a hit with my family!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe to the T and it was way too acidic. I had to throw out dinner. I tried to improvise but 3 lemons was way too overpowering. I'm not sure if it was because I cooked the lemon like the recipe calls for instead of squeezing the fresh lemon. I was very disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sauce is so good you'll want to lick the spoon clean and finish off the rest of the sauce sans any fish. I prepared this to accompany grilled halibut and it was the perfect complement to the halibut. Even my picky husband and hard-to-please 21 y.o. son thought it was delicious. I followed Emeril's recipe to the "t" and it turned out perfect. I think it would also taste great on salmon or grilled shrimp. Maybe even on veggies. It's so good, you could serve it alone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful! Used non-fat milk and only 1 stick of butter, 2 lemons and it was utterly delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic with Chicken Milanese. My family loved this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You didn't find it to be overpowered with lemon?<div><br /></div> item not reviewed by moderator and published

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