Awesome Lemon Cream Sauce w/Parmesan & Basil

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

I worked on this for a bit of time... I wanted a sauce that was flavorful, but didn't overwhelm the dining experience. This sauce is packed with flavor but allows the flavors of the other parts of the meal to come through... It compliments; not overpowers.

Drizzle this sauce on pork, chicken or fish… Use it as a dip for veggies… Put it on the back of you hand and lick it off. This is one yummy sauce, and can be produced in one pan.

In this recipe I sautéed a chicken breast and made some baked red potatoes with some steamed broccoli… YUMMY.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • 1/2 c
    chicken stock, not broth
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 tsp
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 medium
    lemon, juice plus zest
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make Awesome Lemon Cream Sauce w/Parmesan & Basil

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Add the butter and olive oil into a saucepan over medium heat.
  4. When the butter melts and stops foaming, add the garlic along with the red pepper flakes.
  5. Stir until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken stock, cream, lemon juice, flour, and then stir to incorporate.
  7. Add the Parmesan and stir until incorporated.
  8. Add the lemon zest, and basil, and stir to incorporate.
  9. Allow the sauce to simmer until it thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Chef’s Note: While the sauce is simmering, season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  11. PLATE/PRESENT
  12. Cook up your favorite protein (chicken, pork, fish), and serve with your favorite sides. Then drizzle the sauce on top. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith and keep cooking.

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About Awesome Lemon Cream Sauce w/Parmesan & Basil

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Soy Free Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom



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