Lime cilantro butter sauce

Lime cilantro butter sauce

Recipe from Fired Up by Jeff Blank – owner/chef of Hudson’s on the Bend, this is a very tasty warm limey cilantroey buttery sauce that goes perfectly with any type of seafood.


½ cup white wine

1 medium sized shallot

4 garlic cloves

Juice from 2 limes

2 tbs lime zest

½ cup heavy cream

2 Serrano peppers

1 4 oz stick unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into 8 pieces

1 bunch of cilantro

Salt to taste


  1. Combine the shallot and garlic cloves in a mini food processor and pulse until well minced.
  2. Bring the white wine to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat and reduce to half the amount.
  3. Add the minced shallots and garlic, the lime juice, lime zest and cream to the reduced wine.
  4. Continue cooking until reduced by half again, about 10 minutes, and remove from the heat.
  5. Blend the warm sauce mix with the Serrano peppers; include the seeds and membranes if you want it extra spicy.
  6. Add the butter, piece by piece, and blend well.
  7. Add the cilantro and blend until completely minced.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Serve the sauce warm.

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This post was last modified: August 17th, 2016 by Layla Pujol


  1. jjulio f says:

    Si no tengo la chalota por que la puedo sustituir?? los chiles serranos son picados, enteros?? no entendi

    Puede usar cebolla colorada en lugar de la chalota. Los chiles van licuados entonces los puede licuar enteros (con las semillas) o quitarle las semillas (y cortalas por la mitada) para que no quede demasiado picante.

  2. Danelle says:

    I made this tonight with grilled chicken and avocado. It was delicious! Thank you for posting!

  3. I made this last night, over a flank steak, and it was delicious!! I can’t wait to check out the rest of your recipes.

    Ingrid – I didn’t have a problem with curdling. Maybe because the cream was already simmering?

  4. ingrid quartermaine says:

    hello iv always thought that when you add cream with lemon or lime juice it will curdle? how do you make it not curdle?p.s. i love your site

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