Lemon Chive Sauce

Cod fillets Lemon and Chive Sauce
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Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
140 Calories
15g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 8mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Serve this sauce hot with broiled or grilled chicken, baked fish, asparagus, or other vegetables. Made with both the juice and peel of fresh lemons, this sauce is easy to make but sophisticated in taste and presentation.

This sauce adds a flavorful buttery taste with lemon and chives flavors to your chicken, fish or vegetables that will impress your guests as well as your family.

For added color, garnish your dish with more freshly chopped chives.


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons chives (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel (finely grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper (ground)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Stir slowly through both steps of the recipe to avoid burning the butter.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and heat through.

Serve hot with broiled or grilled chicken, baked fish, asparagus, or vegetables of your choice. Add one tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley to the sauce if you like.