November 9, 2009

Citrus Basting Sauce

This tangy basting mixture goes great with fish or poultry. It is intended to be applied during the cooking process to add flavor and moisture. Although the recipe calls for lemons feel free to substitute other citrus fruits for a different twist. If you like heat consider increasing the amount of red pepper too. The 1/2 tsp in this recipe provides just a bit of heat but is very mild.

1 stick of butter
1/2 tsp of ground red pepper (cayenne)
Finely chopped zest from two lemons
Juice from two lemons
4 cloves of garlic pressed

Combine all the ingredients in a small cooking vessel. Heat over low heat until the butter is melted. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until the mixture is blended. Remove pan from heat and allow mixture to cool. This basting sauce may be used right away or can be stored covered in the refrigerator for a few days.

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