Buerre Noisette

This is not so much a recipe, but more of a way of cooking butter. "Hazelnut butter" is simply butter cooked until golden brown, which gives off a delicious nutty aroma. This happens to work really well with fish.

  • Dish Type: French
  • Serves: 2
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Cuisine type: Hot Sauces


  • Butter
  • Squeeze of Lemon (Optional)


  • Milk


  1. Place butter in a saucepan and melt.
  2. Continue cooking until it becomes golden brown then remove from the heat
  3. Stop the cooking process by pouring into a cold bowl or putting the saucepan in a sink of cold water. If left in the pan it will continue to cook and colour too much.
  4. If you are serving this with fish immediately pour over straight from the hot pan.
  5. You may also add a squeeze of lemon to the pan at the last minute.

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Nutrition per serving

  • Per 100g 710cal / 2918kj
  • Fat 78.3g
  • Saturates 49.6g
  • Carbs 0.6g
  • Sugars 0.6g
  • Protein 0.6g
  • Salt 1.74