Lemon Sauce

Lemon Sauce

At the beginning of the year I participated to a culinary class that had Plating as theme. I really enjoyed the class and learned some new things. One of the discoveries was a lemon sauce we did there that we used on most of our platings.


It is an easy recipe for one of the most flavorful sauce, made from lemon peels which enhance the lemon flavor. Therefore it is the perfect sauce for fish recipes but complements really well any other meat or vegetable dishes and even desserts.


You can also use it as an ingredient in various dessert recipes like cheesecake for instance. I did that and the cheesecake had an incredible fresh, citrus flavor. Once you try it you will never want it to miss from your table.


Recipe adapted after AdiHadean


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  • Makes about 1 cup of lemon sauce
  • 5 lemons
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  1. Wash the lemons well and peel them. We only need the yellow peel without the white part.
  2. In a small sauce pan bring water to a boil. Only when the water is boiling add lemon peels and let them boil for 2 minutes. Drain and repeat this step for 5 or 6 times. It is important to repeat this step as it reduces the bitterness and removes the wax found on the lemon peels.
  3. Place the lemon peels in the bowl of the blender. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, sugar and water.
  4. Process for a couple of minutes until well blended and smooth.
  5. Sieve, cover and refrigerate. Store covered in refrigerator up to 4 days.
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Nutrition facts Whole Sauce - Calories:569, Fat:51.9g, Saturated Fat:7.5g, Carbohydrates:43.1g, Sugar:12.2g, Fiber:12.8g, Protein:5.1 g, Cholesterol:0 mg, Calories from Fat 467, Sodium 169mg, Potassium 646mg, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 412%, Calcium 12%, Iron 15%,Nutrition Grade C+, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On April 24, 2014 at 05:18 am, Maureen said...
What a wonderful sauce. I'd never think to make this but it sounds terrific.
On April 24, 2014 at 08:24 am, lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking said...
This sauce sounds so easy and refreshing! Hopefully you'll share some of what you learned about plating with us!
On April 26, 2014 at 02:26 pm, Liz said...
What a lovely sauce! It would be magnificent with so many dishes...both sweet and savory :)
On April 26, 2014 at 08:02 pm, Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen said...
Oh wow! I bet those lemon peels give the sauce a really intense lemon flavor. It looks so rich and creamy!
On April 28, 2014 at 04:56 am, Rosa said...
Deliciously citrusy! Cheers, Rosa
On April 30, 2014 at 12:58 am, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
As a citrus fruit fan, this lemon sauce makes me drool... sounds so good. I love lemon! <3
On September 15, 2015 at 09:56 am, Shana said...
Can you pleaseee make a mushroom sauce recipe.

I will try, thank you.

On July 09, 2016 at 03:33 am, Chris said...
This would last heaps longer than 4 days in a refrigerator. There's nothing in it to go off. Might need a stir with a fork,- that's all.

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