Tick Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

A garlic lemon butter sauce sounds sensational if paired with a simple protein, or even pasta. Today’s recipe will help you make a mean one, that’s also easy and quick to prepare.

What to expect: a lemon and garlicky scented sauce that has the creaminess you know and love, and is also aromatic and flavourful. Your beef, chicken, fish or pasta bite will taste heavenly with this sauce on top.


ingredients for garlic lemon butter sauce


What is Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce Made Of?

This sauce is really simple to make, and only requires few ingredients. These are:

  1. Garlic, the star of the show
  2. Butter, we would have no creaminess without it
  3. Lemon, for that beautiful fresh scent
  4. Salt and pepper to flavour
  5. Parsley, to add to the freshness

Our recipe also includes Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We are using this tasty Belmorso EVOO.


melting butter in pan


How To Make Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce?

Now that you know what you need, let me tell you how to make it.

Step 1

You have 2 options. You can either use fresh garlic or roasted garlic. The first will give you a garlic lemon butter sauce that’s fresh but comes with a few pieces. The second will give you a more intense smoky garlic lemon butter sauce that’s extra creamy. You decide which one to try first. For the first you’ll need to peel and mince the garlic, for the second you’ll need to roast a head of garlic for around 50 minutes.

Step 2

Add your raw garlic to the pan with a little Belmorso EVOO. Let it sauté, but make sure it doesn’t burn.

Step 3

Then add the butter to melt.

Step 4

Add the lemon juice, making sure you are cooking over low heat.

Step 5

Season, and add the parsley (optional).

For the roasted version: simply squeeze your roasted head of garlic onto the melted butter, and continue from that step.


how to make garlic lemon butter sauce thicker


How Do You Thicken Lemon Sauce?

To make your garlic lemon butter sauce thicker, you can try melting a little corn flour into your butter. To make it even ticker leave the sauce to rest. The longer it rests, the thicker it gets.

Don’t overdo it with the amount of flour you put otherwise you’ll get lots of grooms and you’ll also lose some of that intense flavour.

And now.., here’s our recipe.


garlic lemon butter sauce for fish


Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce For Fish

As per usual, feel free to print the recipe card out and take it with you to the kitchen, or use your tablet or mobile to follow the recipe while you gather the ingredients and make it.

Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Here's a fresh, lemony, garlicky butter sauce that's going to elevate any protein or pasta shape of your choice. Enjoy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 garlic presser
  • 1 knife
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 pan
  • 1 baking dish optional
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 cooking spoon
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 mini bowl


  • half a head of garlic
  • 75 gr butter 5 tablespoons
  • 1 tbsp Belmorso Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh parsley optional
  • 1/2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp water


  • For the roasted garlic sauce version, start by roasting your garlic in the oven for 50 minutes.
  • For the fresh sauce version, peel and wash your garlic. Then mince it using a garlic presser.
    pressing garlic
  • Add the garlic to a pan and drizzle some Belmorso extra virgin olive oil. Let it sauté, but make sure it doesn't brown too much.
    sauteing garlic
  • Then add the butter to melt, and season.
    melting butter in pan
  • Optional: if you want your sauce to be thicker, add some corn flour. Start with half teaspoon mixed in 1 teaspoon of cold water, and add it to your butter, before you proceed to add the other ingredients.
  • Lower the heat, and add the juice of one lemon.
    adding lemon juice to make garlic lemon butter sauce
  • Mix and add the fresh parsley, if you want.
  • Take it off the heat, and serve it on top of your protein or pasta. Buon appetito.
    pouring garlic lemon butter sauce on fish


If you opt for the roasted garlic option, you'll need to factor in an extra 50 minutes cooking time.
Keyword butter, garlic, lemon, sauce

We are pouring our garlic lemon butter sauce on top of a large slice of grilled perch, served with steamed green beans. Tell us, how will you be serving yours?


pouring garlic lemon butter sauce on fish


How To Serve Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce?

There are many delicious ways to enjoy this simple sauce. Here are a few ideas:

  1. With your favourite fish, and some steamed veggies or roasted potatoes
  2. Cook your beef or veal fillets in the sauce, and serve it with mashed potatoes
  3. Pour it over grilled chicken, and enjoy with a salad
  4. Mix it with some fettucce cooked aldente and add some cream cheese and parmesan
  5. Use it to make garlic bruschetta, but don’t forget to toast the bread before.


Is your mouth watering? Mine surely is.


Author: Alessia


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