Butter Infused Fish Sauce Recipes

Here are some of our delicious buttered fish sauce recipes that all contain butter as one of it's main ingredients.

These buttery fish sauces are easy to prepare, simple to make, and taste absolutely stunning poured or drizzled over your favorite freshly cooked fish.

Your mouth may salivate and run like a fresh water spring once you fire up any of these amazing complimentary liquid concoctions. ;-)

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Our Top 5 Buttered Sauce Recipes For Fish

Herb Butter Sauce


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced


In a sauce pan over medium heat, add the lemon juice, garlic and herbs, and cook until it has reduced down to nearly dry. Remove the pan from the heat source and stir in the butter until thoroughly melted. Season with salt and a generous pinch of freshly ground black pepper. Pour the sauce over your freshly cooked fish and serve.

This delicious perch recipe is an example of how we used this butter and herb fish sauce.

Firecracker Butter Sauce


  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup hot pepper sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Lawrey's Hot Taco Seasoning


In a pan over medium heat, add the butter, hot pepper sauce, hot taco seasoning, and a pinch of salt. Heat until the butter is completely melted and stirred together. Set the sauce aside and keep it warm until you're ready to use it.

This spicy buttered sauce goes great as a dipping sauce, poured over fish fillets, or to coat fried fish. You can check out a slight variance of how we used this sauce with a buffalo fish recipe.

White Butter Sauce


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon crushed white peppercorns
  • salt


In a medium saucepan over high heat, add the vinegar, wine, shallots, and pepper. Bring it to a boil and allow it to reduce to about 2 tablespoons. Add the cream, and boil for an additional 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat source and gradually whisk in small slices of the butter until thoroughly melted. Strain the sauce, season with salt, and serve.

This white butter sauce, also referred to as (my variation of) beurre blanc, is a great compliment for lean to moderately oily fish dish recipes.

Simple Browned Butter Sauce


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped


Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. After the butter melts, it will brown quickly. Once it browns, add the lemon juice and the parsley. Pour the butter sauce over your cooked fish.

Lime-Ginger Butter Sauce


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • dash of hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


Combine all of the ingredients into a food processor, and process until it forms into a smooth paste. This lime and ginger butter sauce is awesome when applied to the fish during the last 45-60 seconds of cooking the fish.

Also see: Fish Sauces, Stocks, Marinades and Batters

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