Brown Butter Caper Sauce


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes3/4 cup
Brown Butter Caper Sauce

Produced by Aimee Nishitoba; Photography by Carmen Cheung; Food Styling by Matthew Kimura; Prop Styling by Madeleine Johari; Illustrations by Emily Chu.

Salty capers combine with lemon and herbs to add bite to this quick, rich sauce. Watch the butter closely as it browns; it can burn quickly.—Soo Kim


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed

  • 2 tbsp drained capers

  • 2 tbsp chopped chives or parsley

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • Pinch kosher salt


  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium, stirring often, and cook until dark amber with a nutty aroma, 6 min.

  • Transfer to a serving bowl and let cool before stirring in capers, chives, lemon juice and salt. Serve warm.