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I love good sauce! Sometimes all it takes to make a basic meal into a marvelous meal is a sauce. This Basic Lemon Butter Sauce is one of my favorites. It is so simple to make. I make this sauce and serve it over fish, chicken, and even steak. In this picture, notice that I have used it over fish and then plated it with rice and vegetables.

Basic Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe
Cod and Lemon Sauce

Basic Lemon Butter Sauce

Recipe by Simply Maurie Kay


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  • 2 Tablespoons of butter.

  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 cup of chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice


  • In a saucepan on medium heat melt 2 Tablespoons of butter.
  • Stir in 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 cup of chicken broth, 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese, and 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Allow the sauce to come to a slow bubble.
  • For this Fish
  • For this Cod, I placed some of the sauce on top of the fish with a touch of Panko Bread Crumbs and broiled it for a crispy topping. Then additional sauce was added to the cooked rice on the plate.


    Note: I like to use Better than Bouillon for my chicken broth.

    If you like a saucy recipe, you should also try my Creamy Dijon Chicken.


    Maurie Kay

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