What Are Low-Fat Recipes for Lemon Butter Sauce?


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Low-fat recipes for lemon butter sauce include a recipe from Cooking Light that uses a reduction sauce combined with a little butter and another recipe that combines butter with lemon juice, garlic and dry white wine. Basic ingredients include lemon juice, butter and chicken stock.

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What Are Low-Fat Recipes for Lemon Butter Sauce?
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Make lemon butter sauce by sauteing 3 tablespoons of minced shallots and 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme in 1 tablespoon of canola oil for 1 minutes before adding 1/2 cup of dry white wine. Bring the mixture to a boil until it reduces, and then stir in 1 cup of chicken stock. Allow it to reduce again before turning the heat down and whisking in 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter. After removing the sauce from the stove, stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of fresh flat-leaf parsley, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Serve it with chicken or vegetables.

To make a lemon-garlic butter sauce, whisk together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, up to 3 tablespoons of flour and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Once the mixture browns, stir in 1/3 cup of dry white wine and 1/3 cup of unsalted chicken broth, and bring everything to a boil until it thickens. Mix in 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley, and serve.

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