Want something amazing to top your plain chicken? Really up the ante on your white fish? Take a peek at this sauce, and give it a try…
Lemon Butter Sauce RoyaleCourse: ChutzpahCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Medium
A simple yet versatile lemon-butter sauce that is quick and easy to prepare while tasting divine.
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut up, at room temperature
4 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
3/4 teaspoon each minced horseradish and lemon grass
1/4 teaspoon dried sweet basil
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground peppercorn medley
1 teaspoon arrowroot starch
1 Tablespoon cool water
- Place a medium saucepan over low heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter. Allow the butter to melt, then add horseradish and lemon grass, gently sauté, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle basil and pepper; stir to coat. Add the wine, broth, and lemon juice and bring to a soft simmer over medium heat. Continue to cook until the liquid is reduced about 1 cup, about 10 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low, add 2 tablespoons of butter at a time and whisk the butter in until it is completely melted. You want the butter to slowly soften into an emulsified sauce, not quickly melting, it is a process. Add the remaining butter 1 tablespoon at a time until all the butter has been added into the sauce.
- Stir arrowroot starch into 1 tbsp cool water, then slowly add to the sauce, whisking briskly.
- Remove from heat.
- Serve immediately, or keep warm for a few minutes until ready to use. Cooking this sauce on low heat is key.