Basic Sage and Brown Butter Sauce Recipe

Apr 12, 2011 2:00 pm

Quick and Easy Sauce for Fish or Pasta

This is one of the most basic sauces you can master in the kitchen. Simply browning butter gives you a nutty flavor that is excellent over a flaky white fish or a fresh pasta dish. Sage from the garden or the grocery store is ideal for giving this sauce its earthy finish.

Photo: <a href="">ulterior epicure</a> on Flickr
Photo: ulterior epicure on Flickr
Sage and brown butter sauce adds earthiness to ravioli
Servings: 4 to 6 servings


8 ounces butter, unsalted
18 leaves sage, fresh
1/2 cup chicken broth, (vegetable broth may be substituted)
Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a medium sauce pan over low to medium heat, melt butter until solids just start to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add sage and broth. Reduce heat. Simmer until slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
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