Lemon Velvet Butter Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Lemon Velvet Butter Sauce

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"This buttery sauce can accent your favorite cooked vegetables or grilled fish fillets."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Combine wine, shallots and lemon juice in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil (5 to 7 minutes). Continue boiling until liquid almost evaporates (4 to 5 minutes).
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add flour; mix well. Slowly stir in cream with wire whisk until well mixed. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in butter until melted; season with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2004

I did this recipe without the shallots and used smart balance instead and it tasted great. My wife doesn't eat fish often and I put this sauce over pan fried sole parmesan. It was awesome.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 11, 2007

I would not recommend this recipe. I could not bring myself to eat it or even serve it to my family. I found it to be very overwhelming with butter and lemon (2 things that we actually like) and not velvety in the least. Not at all like I had imagined it would be....very disappointed!


17 Ratings

Jul 17, 2005

Okay, this is NOT a diet recipe, but it is DELICIOUS. My husband made this and served it over panko-breaded, sauteed chicken tenders and it was marvelous. Just the right blend of lemon and cream. THIS is a keeper. Great for "company" or when you want to treat yourself like company. Easy too.

Jan 20, 2008

It was good. I've been craving lemon everything since I've been pregnant, and this did the trick. My husband actually made this. He didn't use shallots and we made half the recipe (note to those that do the same - use a SMALL sauce pan.) We'd make it again.

Jun 15, 2005

I loved this! Absolutely amazing over lemon pepper baked tilapia!!! Definitely a must try for you butter lovers out there...

Mar 07, 2008

I made recipe but also used Smart Balance Spread instead of butter. I added roasted garlic and a bag of spinach (squeeze out liquid first), cooking another 5-7 minutes on medium low. During the last 7 minutes of cooking, I added 4 filets of Talapia fish. Once time is up, remove fish to a plate, serve sauce over a bed of Angel Hair pasta, then place a filet of fish on top. Garnish with diced Roma tomatos and finley choped parsley for color. SoooooGooood!!

Sep 09, 2005

This sauce turned out just like at Carrabas. Very good with sauted mushrooms, too.

Feb 25, 2005

Really good on brocclii.


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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