Maitre d'hotel Sauce Recipe

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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup sauce

This maitre d'hotel butter sauce recipe is a hot version of classic maitre d'hotel butter. This herbed butter sauce, kicked up with just a bit of fresh lemon juice, makes a bright accompaniment to mildly flavored fish. Though it is not traditionally served with poultry, this flavored butter sauce adds a scrumptiously rich complexity to roasted chicken and whipped potatoes. Here's to being unconventional in the kitchen!

This flavored butter sauce recipe makes 1/2 cup sauce, approximately 4 to 6 servings.

What You'll Need

  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons, finely chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

How to Make It

  1. Melt all the ingredients together in a small pan set over low heat.
  2. Serve the flavored butter sauce hot over fish.
  3. Alternately, chill the butter sauce in a mold and cut pieces of it to serve over steak.