This lemon caper butter sauce recipe is one of the simplest seafood sauces there is; it's also one of the most delicious! This lemon caper butter sauce is usually served with seafood, but it's also delicious with chicken, veal, or grilled vegetables.
Makes About 3/4 Cup of Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 2 tbsp whole capers, drained
- 1/2 tbsp capers, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut in 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- salt to taste
Add the whole and chopped capers, along with the water and lemon juice into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and reduce by half. Turn the heat down as low as possible. Add a few pieces of the cold butter and whisk vigorously, until the butter blends into the sauce. Add a few more pieces of butter, and repeat. When half the butter has been whisked into the sauce, turn off the heat, and whisk in the rest. Add parsley, and season with salt to taste. Serve immediately.