Peppercorn Butter

A quick and easy simple to make peppercorn butter for fish, this is a tasty recipe and is perfect for fish steaks. It’s easy to make and is sure to impress any worthy guest around your table! This spicy butter works well with all types of fish but especially fish on the bone like hake steaks.

  • Dish Type: Butter
  • Serves: 2
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cuisine type: Butter


  • 125g Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp Green Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Pink Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp White Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 0.5g Sea Salt and Pepper


  • Butter


  1. Crush the green and pink peppercorns and coriander seeds, this is easier done pulsed in a mini food processor or spice grinder, however a mortar and pestle would do. 2. Beat the softened butter until white, light and smooth
  2. Add the crushed peppercorns, coriander seeds, the freshly ground white pepper and the salt and pepper seasoning (or just salt)
  3. Mix together well
  4. Roll out a square of cling film about 30cm square
  5. Scrape the butter out onto the cling film and roll into a neat sausage shape and tightly tie the ends
  6. Chill in the fridge for a few hours (best overnight) 8. Slice straight through the clingfilm into rounds, this recipe will give you approx 4 X 30g portions, remove all cling film

We also recommend trying our nut brown butter recipe and garlic and parsley butter recipe.

See our collection of sauces recipes for fish.

Nutrition per serving

  • Per 100g 664cal / 2778kj
  • Fat 69.3g
  • Saturates 43.4g
  • Carbs 9.5g
  • Sugars 0.6g
  • Protein 2.4g
  • Salt 0.19g