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butter sauce

noun
1.
a sauce made of melted butter, often diluted with water, sometimes thickened with flour or egg yolk, or both, and seasoned with lemon juice.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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Examples from the web for butter sauce
  • The fish is often battered or pan-fried with a lemon butter sauce, though there are countless ways to prepare it.
  • The butter sauce is the special ingredient that makes it deliciously decadent.
  • Transfer with a slotted spoon to skillet with butter sauce.
  • The restaurant offers dishes such as salmon with a champagne and butter sauce, or roasted duck with port wine reduction.
  • Look for house specialties such as chicken piccata sauteed in capers and a satisfying lemon butter sauce.
  • No one should ever dine at a quality level lower than veal in sage-butter sauce.
  • Not only do vegetables frozen in butter sauce cost twice as much as plain frozen vegetables, they have more calories.

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