Lemon Sauce (For Fish)

READY IN: 16mins
Recipe by Ohmikeghod

I made this lemon sauce a few days ago for some halibut I pan fried. I thought it came out pretty tasty, so I thought I'd share.

Top Review by Russian Black

Thank you for posting this. I have been looking for a lemon sauce for fish for a very long time so am really pleased to finally find one. I made it on the weekend as posted and really enjoyed it. The only thing I found was that it was a little too tart for my taste. However, I can easily fix this by not using as much lemon juice next time. One more thing: I made it in a small bowl in the microwave instead of on the cooktop. I don't like washing up saucepans and I don't have many small ones! Thanks again.
Russian Black

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. When I originally wrote this recipe, I really didn't think about the garlic much. I was using peeled garlic. If you use a head of garlic, do yourself a favor: Cut the head in half across the grain, and either use a garlic roaster, or wrap the head in foil tightly and bake for an hour at 250; That will loosen the cloves, and roasting will impart more flavor. Just squeeze each clove into the pan. OR (original instruction) mince the garlic until it's very fine.
  2. Melt the butter in a small pan.
  3. Add the minced garlic. brown the mixture.
  4. Add the flour and whisk to form a roux.
  5. Add the lemon juice and milk. Continue whisking until the sauce is smooth.
  6. Hey! you're done! Pour a bit over your fish and enjoy!

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