Lemon Butter Sauce is every chef's secret weapon. A tangy, buttery, creamy burst of deliciousness on almost anything. Ready in minutes, try this culinary trick made with fresh olive oil instead of butter. A citrusy sauce that's healthier, too. And one that's perfect for Salmon steaks as pictured above. Simply prep, pour and savour.

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (2 to 3 lemons)
2 tbsp Garlic olive oil (or Tuscan Herb, Herbes de Provence or Gremolata)
1/2 cup fresh Butter EVOO
1/2 tsp dried parsley, rosemary, thyme or oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste

Place all ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk (or use a blender) to combine until creamy (emulsified). On medium heat, place in medium sauce pan. Bring to gentle boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring continuously. Remove from stove. Use immediately, or store in fridge for about a week. Bring sauce back to room temperature before using as a cold sauce, or heat for main dishes. 

RAVIOLI WITH LEMON BUTTER SAUCE: Prepare store-bought ravioli according to package directions. Drain. Return to pot. Pour Lemon Butter sauce over ravioli and stir to completely cover. 

CHICKPEAS WITH LEMON BUTTER SAUCE: A simple way to upgrade a can of chickpeas. Drain, then place in heated Lemon Butter sauce. Serve as a side dish.

GREEN VEGGIES WITH LEMON BUTTER SAUCE: Almost any green veggie benefits with a bath in Lemon Butter sauce. Prepare your favourite the way you do (steamed or boiled or roasted), then add to heated Lemon Butter Sauce. Serve as a brilliant side.

CHICKEN WITH LEMON BUTTER SAUCE: Whether you're preparing chicken breasts, thighs or legs Lemon Butter sauce hits all flavour notes. Once your protein is cooked, and placed on platter, pour sauce over all pieces.