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Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

 Published 2022-Jun-01   Updated 2022-Jun-01

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce)

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Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce is a delicious sauce that can be prepared in very little time but is full of flavour. It can be used with pasta, seafood or chicken. The lemon and parsley makes the sauce so fresh tasting and aromatic while the butter make it rich and creamy.

This sauce may not look very appealing but believe me it adds so much flavor to anything that you might add it to. I’ve personally tried it with pasta, fish and chicken. You can also serve this over grilled vegetables too. Be sure to give it a try.

Recipe For Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4-6


  • Butter – 5-6 tbsp
  • Olive Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Onion – ¼ cup (Chopped)
  • Garlic – 10 cloves (grated)
  • Lemon Juice (& Zest) – 2 small lemons
  • Cream – ½ cup
  • Parsley (or Cilantro) – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Pasta Cooked Water – ½ cup 
  • Salt -  to taste
  • Black Pepper – to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese – ¼ cup (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil.
  2. Add grated or minced garlic cloves and let it heat together. The flavour of the garlic gets infused in the oil.
  3. Add the chopped onions and saute for a minute till it sweats.
  4. Reduce the heat and add the butter. While the butter is melting, add the lemon juice. Be sure to add the lemon juice and lemon zest while the butter is not completely melted to prevent it from curdling.
  5. Add the cream and cook for a minute.
  6. Add some of the starchy pasta cooked water and cook for a minute or two. This will help thicken the sauce.
  7. Finally add required salt, parmesan cheese and finely chopped parsley. Switch off.


  • If you are preparing this sauce for some seafood or chicken, you may not have pasta cooked water. In that case, add 1 tbsp of flour along with the onions and saute. Add plain water or vegetable stock finally. This will thicken the sauce.

Serving Suggestion

  • This sauce can be mixed with some cooked pasta and enjoyed.
  • This can also be served with some baked/ grilled fish, prawns etc.
  • It also goes well with grilled chicken.

Baked Fish with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

Pasta with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

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