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Lemon Caper Sauce Recipe

How to make a quick lemon caper sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter unsalted, divided
  • tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat up a saute (fry) pan over medium high heat.
  • Add half the butter (1½ tablespoons) and the oil. Heat until butter melts and oil is hot.
  • Add the shallot and sauté 2 minutes, or until translucent.
  • Add the chicken stock and reduce by half.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, parsley and capers.
  • Whisk in the remaining butter and season with salt and pepper, to taste.