Meyer Lemon Dill Sauce

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Writer: Judy Shortsleeve

Meyer Lemon Dill Sauce

Meyer Lemon Dill Sauce

Servings: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1/4 shallot minced
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 10 Black Peppercorns cracked
  • 3 ounces Heavy Cream
  • 1 stick Butter chilled and diced
  • 1 Meyer lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp Dill chopped
  • salt as needed


  • Combine wine, shallot, bay leaf and peppercorns in a heavy gauge non-reactive pan and reduce over medium heat until almost completely evaporated.
  • Add cream and reduce by 50%.
  • Over low heat, whisk in one cube of butter until the edges begin to melt. Whisk in a few more at a time until all of the butter is melted and the sauce has a creamy texture.
  • Immediately strain the sauce through a fine mesh sieve and add the Meyer lemon juice and chopped dill. Store the sauce somewhere warm (approximately 130 - 140°). If you can’t find Meyer lemons, use one ounce lemon juice and one ounce orange juice.


This recipe is from Bill Brodsky, previous executive chef at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, who served the Meyer Lemon Dill Sauce over grilled trout. This recipe appeared in the May 2011 issue of Cape Cod LIFE.
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