Maitre d'Hotel Sauce

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup sauce (2 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
412 Calories
46g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1/2 cup sauce (2 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 412
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 29g 143%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 27mg 2%
*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.)

This maitre d'hotel butter sauce recipe is a hot version of classic maitre d'hotel butter. This herbed butter sauce, kicked up with just a bit of fresh lemon juice, makes a bright accompaniment to mildly flavored fish. Though it is not traditionally served with poultry, this flavored butter sauce adds a scrumptiously rich complexity to roasted chicken and whipped potatoes. Here's to being unconventional in the kitchen!

This flavored butter sauce recipe makes 1/2 cup sauce, approximately 4 to 6 servings.


  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (fresh is best)

Steps to Make It

  1. Melt all the ingredients together in a small pan set over low heat.

  2. Serve the flavored butter sauce hot over fish.

  3. Alternately, chill the butter sauce in a mold and cut pieces of it to serve over steak.