Lemon Caper Butter Sauce

Condiments and Sauces

Recipe courtesy of Susan Ford

Makes about 1 cup

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, in all
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons small capers, rinsed and drained
  • ​6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • ​1 tablespoon finely minced parsley

Lemon Caper Butter Sauce


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Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and heat, stirring, until fragrant. Add the capers and lemon juice and bring to a simmer. Stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter one at a time, whisking to emulsify. Remove from heat, and add the lemon zest and parsley. Serve at once.

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