Sauces and Flavored Butters

Buttery Lemon-Pepper Basting Sauce

Baste your chicken or fish with this aromatic butter-based sauce to accent your meats with a fresh citrus and pepper flavor.






  • ¼ cup (½ stick) Challenge Butter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon pressed or finely minced garlic
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (juice of 1 large lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon grated or finely chopped lemon zest (zest of 1 large lemon)
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (or ½ teaspoon dried thyme)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


  • 1
    Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium–high heat.
  • 2
    Add onion and garlic and cook until soft.
  • 3
    Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Use to baste grilled or broiled chicken or fish; brush on frequently during cooking. (If sauce is prepared ahead of time, refrigerate & reheat when ready to use.)