Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 8 mins

Julia Child's recipe for a lemon butter sauce. I served this over asparagus and it was wonderful. I think the possibilities for it are endless, would be great over many other vegetables and meats.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil down the lemon juice with the salt and pepper until it has reduced to 1 tablespoon.
  2. Remove from heat and immediately beat in 2 pieces of chilled butter.
  3. Set over very low heat and beat in the rest of the butter, a piece at a time, to make a thick, creamy sauce.
  4. If made ahead of time, just before serving beat in hot water or vegetable stock a few dribbles at a time to reheat.