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Seafood Sauce for Pan Seared Fish

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Half & Half half milk and half cream
  • ounces lobster stock reduction also called lobster glace or fruit de mer
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated


  • In a sauce pan on medium high heat, add the butter and melt.
  • Add the Half & Half, lobster stock reduction and whisk until blended.
  • Simmer the sauce, whisking until slightly reduced (by about ¼).
  • Add the basil pesto, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese and whisk until thoroughly blended.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


The only prep is to get the ingredients together so you don't have to stop once you start making the sauce. If you buy ungrated cheese and I hope you do, now would be a good time to grate it.
That's it. Couldn't be more simple, but you won't believe how good it is because you are starting with a great base for the sauce.