Sunday, June 28, 2009

Nummy Nummy Dinner!

I haven't been very good at posting. Actually it looks like its been almost 4 months. Woe!!
So I just wanted to post something and thought I would add this yummy recipe. I had a version of this at an expensive local Italian restaurant a few months back, and I thought I would like to try it at home. My first attempt was only sub-par. It was made with butter ha-ha (fake crap). I decided to try one that uses real butter, and this time the results were quite close to the restaurants. Here it is.

Lemon Caper Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons REAL butter
  • ½ teaspoon (1 clove) minced or pressed garlic
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon dry white wine (can substitute lemon juice or broth. I chose the broth)
  • 3 Tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained


In a cup, dissolve cornstarch in broth and set aside. Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and onion; cook, stirring constantly, until they are limp and slightly golden. Add additional ¼ cup butter; allow butter to melt. Whisk broth mixture, lemon juice, and wine into melted butter. Continue to cook until sauce thickens. Add capers. Serve sauce over grilled or broiled chicken breasts.
Source: Recipe developed by Challenge Home Ec

I put mine over some whole grain thin spaghetti. It was so nummy-nummy!

(this picture kinda makes it look nasty, but it was soooo good)