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Lemon Basil Cream Sauce

Lemon Basil Cream Sauce


Serve over pasta, grilled fish or chicken.Servings Size

2 tablespoons butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 c heavy cream

½   c half and half

1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 T lemon zest

1 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic and sauté 1 to 2 minutes. Add cream and chicken broth.  Bring to a boil, and cook 8 minutes or until reduced by half. Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into butter mixture, and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Remove from heat.  Add salt and pepper to taste.    Stir in the basil when you are ready to serve.

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