Drawn Butter for Seafood
This is our quick and easy (and oh so tasty!) Drawn Butter (sometimes called clarified butter) for Seafood. We use it with our steamed clams, lobster, crab, mussels…everything seafood basically! Our additions make the flavor out of this world while still keeping the process really quick. It’s easy enough to manage on the back burner while you’re busy cooking up some fabulous seafood 🙂
Our drawn butter is only lightly skimmed. You can always take more time and be more attentive to skimming the fat from the top…but, if your household is anything like ours they probably can’t wait to get their hands on the delicious seafood that accompanies this!
We made a quick batch of our drawn butter up while steaming our steamer clams, they just go together so perfectly! The clams were steamed over a water/wine/onion mixture and the drawn butter features some similar flavors (plus butter, lemon, dill) but the white wine adds such a nice touch. Enjoy!
Last Updated: May 9th, 2017
Perfectly suited to round out your delicious seafood dinner (lobster, steamed clams, crab, mussels)!
- 1 tsp olive oil (extra virgin)
- 1/4 small white onion (finely chopped/minced)
- 1/2 Tbsp garlic (minced)
- 1/3 cup white wine (dry)
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1/4 tsp dill (fresh or dried)
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed 1/2 - 1 whole lemon)
In a small saucepan, heat olive oil to medium heat. Add onion, cook for 30 seconds to a minute then add garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds to a minute (depending on how soft you like your onion & garlic).
Add the white wine and cook for 1 minute before adding the butter. Add the butter and cook until melted (reduce heat to prevent boiling, if necessary). Add seasoning: dill and ground black pepper, stir to combine.
Squeeze the lemon juice into the drawn butter mixture and continue to cook on low. We usually leave our drawn butter on low until we are ready to dish up our seafood. At that point, you can skim the fat that has risen to the top (if desired) or serve immediately.