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Aug 19, 2015


Brown Butter Sauce

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Brown Butter Sauce
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Author Nancy Silverton, pastry chef/co-owner La Brea Bakery and Campanile Restaurant, Los Angeles
Prep time 15 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes
Total time 20 minutes


The tart snap of lemon juice in this simple sauce makes it a flavorful accompaniment for grilled or sauteed fish, such as sole.


  • 1 juice of one lemon
  • 4 ounces Butter unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, peeled, trimmed, minced
  • 1 kosher salt to taste
  • 1 black pepper to taste


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt and brown the butter, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat, add shallots and lemon juice, and season to taste with kosher salt and black pepper.