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rader Joe's Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Lemon Cream Sauce with Capers and Shallots Recipe

Course: Dinner, Main Course, seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cream sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Brenda
Lemon Cream Sauce with Capers and Shallots Recipe can be made with fresh ingredients or dried ingredients and is a solid pairing with pasta, chicken, or fish.   It's a creamy, lemony, briny, and straight up delicious and simple sauce.  
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 finely chopped shallot or 1 tbsp dried rehydrated with water.
  • 2 tbsp drained capers
  • 1 juice of a lemon freshly squeezed. Don't use Meyer Lemons and don't use lemon juice from a bottle.
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp fresh parsley dried can also be used to mix in.

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a saucepan or skillet on medium heat. I prefer using a non-stick for this.
    Lemon Cream Sauce with Capers and Shallots Recipe
  • Add shallot and capers and allow to soften.  Once they are fragrant and the shallots are soft, then move on to the next step. *if you are using dried shallots, be sure to allow them to rehydrate before adding them in.  This takes about 5 minutes using a ratio of 1 tbsp shallot to 2 tbsp water*
    Lemon Cream Sauce with Capers and Shallots Recipe step 2
  • Add juice of one lemon to the pan and reduce by half.  You want to be sure that the lemon won't curdle the cream.  There is nothing worse looking than a broken curdled sauce.
    Lemon Cream Sauce with Capers and Shallots Recipe step 3
  • Add cream and reduce slightly to thicken about 3 minutes.  This picture is when the cream first goes it.  Let it bubble a little.  Stir often.  You want to see this thicken and reduce slightly.
    Lemon Cream Sauce with Capers and Shallots Recipe step 4
  • Taste the sauce.  Adjust with salt and pepper to your liking.  I usually find that the brine usually adds more than enough salt.  
  • Sprinkle parsley in sauce or on top of the meal it will be served upon. Fish, pasta, and chicken compliment the creamy and lemony taste of this sauce.  
    rader Joe's Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

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Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 29.6mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.5mg