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Macaroni Grill's Lemon Butter Sauce

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Rating: 4/5
7 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   2 cups

recipe id: 10250
cook method: stovetop

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4 ounces lemon juice
2 ounces white wine
4 ounces heavy cream
1 pound butter


Heat the lemon juice and white wine in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce by one-third. Add cream and simmer until mixture thickens (3 to 4 minutes). Slowly add butter until completely incorporated. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and keep warm.

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116 calories, 13 grams fat, 0 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in carbs.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
You need minced garlic and shallots sauteed first and then the recipe is perfect

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I agree, follow the suggestions and it's much more like Macaroni Grill's recipe.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
DEFINITELY have to reduce the lemon and add the red wine vinegar and then this is exactly like Macaroni Grill.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Followed the suggestions about the vinegar and it was EXACTLY like Macaroni Grill. Thank you!!

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I make Macaroni Grill's Chicken Scallopini often because it is so good. I love the Lemon Butter Sauce, however it is always turning back to butter, even before I get the chicken cooked.
How do I keep it in a sauce? Also, how do you warm it up without it going back to butter?

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I have made this several times. We cut the recipe in half as it really makes alot and we have a small family. I agree it is very lemony, so we add a little powdered sugar at the end to sweeten it a bit. It is fantastic on fish. Love it. Consider it to be my go-to recipe for fish sauce.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe is amazing! Just use about 1/4 lemon juice (fresh) instead of 1/2 nd add the red wine vinegar as the guy said above. It tastes EXACTLY like Macaroni grill, and is by far THE BEST lemon butter sauce I have ever tasted.

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Cut back on the lemon butter and add 1 tsp of red wine vinegar. Cuts the sourness. Used to work at a mac grill.

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REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
Yahh! The lemon bites through the taste and shrinks the toungue - way too sour!

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