Maître d'Hôtel Sauce

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yield: 1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
410 Calories
46g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 410
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 29g 146%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 368mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 42mg 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.)

This maître d'hôtel butter sauce recipe is a hot version of classic maître d'hôtel 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 (4 ounces) unsalted butter

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed

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.