Lemon Butter

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This Lemon Butter is very easy to make and can be used to spice up many dishes: fish, vegetables or pasta. I even serve it simply as an aperitif with toast. Absolutely delicious!

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Ingredients to make a homemade Lemon Butter

To make this Lemon Butter, you need only three ingredients: butter, lemon and fleur de sel.

  • Butter: Choose a quality butter because it is the heart of this recipe. The butter must contain a minimum of 82% fat. Don’t choose salted butter and avoid low-fat butters which generally contain less fat but more chemicals to thicken the butter.
  • Lemon: Choose an untreated yellow lemon as you will be using the peel. It is possible to replace a lime, which will bring a more floral note.
  • Fleur de sel: The fleur de sel is the noble part of the salt production, harvested on the surface. salt marshes. The fine crystals of fleur de sel are delicious mixed with butter as they allow to salt it elegantly.
Top view of a homemade lemon butter pavet

The technique for making this Lemon Butter

This Lemon Butter is very easy to make!

The first step is to let the butter soften at room temperature. To do this, take it out of the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. If it is too hard, you will not be able to incorporate the lemon and fleur de sel.

Preparation of the lemon butter: the butter

Then, simply grate the lemon zest. Be careful to grate only the yellow part and not the white part called which is bitter. Then cut the lemon in half and add the juice of the lemon half. Finally, add the fleur de sel.

Preparation of the lemon butter: butter, lemon zest, salt and lemon juice

Then, simply mix well and whip the butter with a fork to incorporate the lemon juice, zest and salt. It takes a few minutes. You can also use an electric whisk to save time.

Fork-whipped lemon butter

Your Lemon Butter is now ready to be served!

Wraping a homemade flavored butter

To preserve this Lemon Butter, it is recommended to wrap it before putting it in the refrigerator. Butter is a fat that tends to absorb odors. But you don’t want lemon butter that tastes like cheese!

My technique for packaging this homemade lemon flavored butter is to store it in baking paper. Find my technique in pictures :

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Recipe for Lemon Butter

For 10 servings, you need the following ingredients

Ingredients

  • 250 g of butter
  • 1 untreated lemon
  • Fleur de sel

Preparation

Let the butter soften for at least 2 hours at room temperature.

Place the butter in a large bowl, grate the lemon zest. Then pour in the juice of half the lemon. Add a generous pinch of fleur de sel.

Using a fork, whip the butter until the lemon juice is well incorporated. Form butter quenelles with a quenelle spoon or tablespoon. Decorate with a little fleur de sel and lemon zest.

Note

Serve with toast or use this butter to sauté vegetables such as green asparagus or to season white fish.

Zoom in on a lemon butter quenelle

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use this Lemon Butter for cooking?

Yes, absolutely! This Lemon Butter goes very well with vegetables like green asparagus or to season white fish.

View on a piece of lemon butter in a pan to be cooked

How long does this Lemon Butter keep?

This lemon butter can be kept for 2 months in the refrigerator. Read more about my technique for wraping butter and allowing it to keep its flavors for weeks.

Can I freeze this Lemon Butter?

Yes, you can! You can freeze this lemon butter, well wrapped in baking paper (see above). Or, you can place the lemon butter in an ice cube tray to make individual servings.

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Lemon Butter

This Lemon Butter is very easy to make and can be used to spice up many dishes: fish, vegetables or pasta. I even serve it simply as an aperitif with toast. Absolutely delicious! 
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side dish
Cuisine International
Servings 25
Calories 72 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g of butter
  • 1 untreated lemon
  • Fleur de sel

Instructions
 

  • Let the butter soften for at least 2 hours at room temperature.
  • Place the butter in a large bowl, grate the lemon zest. Then pour in the juice of half the lemon. Add a generous pinch of fleur de sel.
  • Using a fork, whip the butter until the lemon juice is well incorporated. Form butter quenelles with a quenelle spoon or tablespoon. Decorate with a little fleur de sel and lemon zest.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 0.1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 64mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 0.004gSugar: 0.04gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.003mg
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