Seafood Butter Sauce and Baste Recipe

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The delicate flavors in this buttery baste complement succulent seafood.—Charlie and Ruthie Knote, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 101 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, trace carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add remaining ingredients. Brush on seafood; baste occasionally during grilling. May also be served warm as a nice dipping sauce with shrimp, crawfish, crab and lobster. Yield: 1/2 cup.
Originally published as Seafood Butter Sauce and Baste in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p23

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Very tasty! I used fresh lemon juice. Next time I'll try it with fresh herbs also. A quick and satisfying way to perk up plain fish."

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