This lemon caper butter sauce recipe is easy and quick to make. A simple, delicious, and versatile lemon caper butter sauce that is great with fish, pasta, or even chicken.
Drizzle over salmon bites, Tilapia fish, air-fried cod, boiled potatoes, and more.
Lemon caper butter sauce recipe
This simple and delicious homemade lemon caper butter sauce will take your meals to the next level. It is buttery, lemony, rich, and flavorful and would take your fish (pasta, potatoes, or chicken) dish from ordinary to extraordinary.
It is so simple yet so fancy, it tastes like something that comes out of your favorite restaurant's kitchen. With only a handful of ingredients, you are sure to get an amazing end result full of flavor. It is a simple recipe that is perfect for entertaining or upgrading a weeknight dinner.
The combination of tangy lemon and briny capers creates a unique flavor profile, while the butter and garlic help deepen and enrich the flavor even further. Plus, the whole thing comes together in minutes making it a great go-to recipe when you’re short on time but not short on culinary creativity.
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What you will need to make lemon caper butter sauce
To make this delicious homemade lemon caper butter sauce you will need the following handful of ingredients
Slightly salted butter: sub with unsalted butter
Salt and black pepper
How to make lemon caper butter sauce
This recipe is as simple as it gets and you will only spend less than 10 minutes making it.
Place a skillet on low medium heat, once the pan is hot add butter and melt do keep an eye as the butter doesn't need to brown for this recipe.
Add the crushed capers and chopped garlic to the melted butter and stir to combine for about a minute or two or just until the garlic is soft.
Stir in the lemon juice, add chopped fresh parsley and stir to combine. Season with salt and black pepper to taste if using.
Simmer for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally for the flavor to meld.
Your lemon caper butter sauce is ready to be served! Enjoy with some freshly cooked fish, pasta, or even chicken.
How to store
This sauce is best served immediately while it is warm, however, it can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Reheat in the microwave or over low heat on the stovetop before serving. Taste and adjust seasoning/ingredients if need be
What to serve with
This sauce is versatile and pairs well with a variety of dishes. Here are a few ideas on what to serve it with.
Seafood: baked Salmon, broiled salmon, baked cod, garlic butter cod, and shrimp.
Pasta and gnocchi: pan fried gnocchi, garlic butter pasta or linguini
Chicken: Roasted chicken thighs or crispy chicken tenders
Potatoes: Baked sweet potato slices, roasted baby potatoes, mashed potatoes or smashed potatoes.
Veggies: Cauliflower rice, roasted cauliflower steak, sauteed broccolini and many more
Can I add white wine to this sauce
Yes, any good cooking dry white wine will work with this recipe. Add it with the melted butter, increase the heat a tad bit and let it boil off for 1-2 minutes before you proceed to add caper, garlic and the rest of the ingredients.
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Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
- 50 g slightly salted butter
- 2 Tablespoons caper crushed
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice or as needed
- 1½ Tablespoons garlic chopped
- 1 Tablespoon parsley finely chopped
- Salt and black pepper to taste optional
- Place a skillet on low medium heat, once the pan is hot add butter and melt do keep an eye as the butter doesn't need to brown for this recipe.
- Add the crushed capers and chopped garlic to the melted butter and stir to combine for about a minute or two or just until the garlic is soft.
- Stir in the lemon juice, add chopped fresh parsley and stir to combine (Season with salt and black pepper to taste if using).
- Simmer for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally for the flavor to meld. Take it off the heat and serve immediately. Enjoy with some freshly cooked fish, pasta, or even chicken.
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