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Lemon Garlic Sauce

This easy lemon garlic sauce only takes 15 minutes to make, and is the perfect accompaniment for fish and seafood. A healthier version of the traditional recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: easy, fish, garlic, healthy, lemon, seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Tonje

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 lemons (juice only)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a pot on the stove top over medium heat.
    1 tablespoon butter
  • Add flour. Quickly whisk the flour and butter together to form a paste, and cook this for a few seconds while stirring.
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Combine milk and chicken stock, and pour a splash of the liquid into the pot. Whisk until the liquid is incorporated into the flour paste, then add a little more. Continue to gradually add liquid until the sauce has an even, smooth consistency.
    ½ cup chicken stock, ½ cup milk
  • Add very finely diced garlic, apple cider vinegar and seasoning to the sauce, and keep whisking. The sauce will gradually thicken. Add additional seasoning, and lemon juice to taste. I like to squeeze half a lemon at a time, and then check to see if more is needed. Serve the sauce immediately.
    3 garlic cloves, 3 lemons, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar, ½ teaspoon dried parsley

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Notes

  • This sauce can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 3 days, and reheated or served cold. It's perfect for making ahead!
  • Make it vegan by using oat milk or soy milk and a vegan butter substitute.
  • Make sure to whisk and stir the sauce continuously, from when you add the flour, until the sauce has thickened. This is the easiest way to prevent lumpy sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg