Easy garlic butter sauce recipe for steak, pasta, fish, shrimp, lamb, vegetables, and more! This homemade butter sauce is versatile, quick, and ready in just 5 minutes. It tastes great and makes use of 3 simple ingredients.
Put a pan on the stove and add in the butter. When it starts to melt, add in the garlic and stir till garlic is fragrant. This takes about 1-2 minutes. Do not cook longer than this to prevent it from burning.
Add in the pepper, and herbs if using and stir till combined.
Take it off heat and it's ready to use.You can make this sauce in the microwave by simply adding all the ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl, mix till combined, and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds adding by 10 seconds if more time needed till it's melted.
Use good quality butter.
If using unsalted butter, add half a teaspoon of salt or adjust to taste.
Add more pepper if you'd like it spicy or leave it out if that's your preference.
Adjust garlic quantity to suit your preference.
Substitute fresh garlic for garlic powder or granules.
If making it compound garlic butter, just add the ingredients together, wrap it in clingfilm, and put it in the fridge. No heating or microwave required.
If browning the butter, use a light-colored saucepan so you see the color and avoid it getting burnt.
Don't burn the garlic and butter. Take off heat immediately the butter is melted and garlic fragrant.