Walnut Caper Brown Butter Sauce

Walnut Caper Brown Butter Sauce

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: Sauce for 4 servings

Sautéing walnuts in browned butter and then adding capers and lemon for a brine and acid balance creates an exceptional sauce for chicken, fish or even vegetables.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons drained capers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley


  1. Place the butter into a small sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Once the butter stops foaming, add the walnuts and sauté, stirring frequently, until golden brown and fragrant.
  3. Stir in the garlic and capers and cook for an additional 30 seconds before pouring in the lemon juice and adding a pinch of salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper.
  4. Add the parsley to the sauce, stir to combine and then serve warm.


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