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Maitre d'hotel Sauce Recipe


This maitre d'hotel butter sauce recipe is a hot version of classic maitre d'hotel butter. This herbed butter sauce, kicked up with just a bit of fresh lemon juice, makes a bright accompaniment to mildly flavored fish. Though it is not traditionally served with poultry, this flavored butter sauce adds a scrumptiously rich complexity to roasted chicken and whipped potatoes. Here's to being unconventional in the kitchen!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1/2 cup sauce


  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons, finely chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


How to make maitre d'hotel sauce:

Melt all the ingredients together in a small pan set over low heat. Serve the flavored butter sauce hot over fish. Alternately, chill the butter sauce in a mold and cut pieces of it to serve over steak.

This flavored butter sauce recipe makes 1/2 cup sauce, approximately 4 to 6 servings.

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