Saffron Butter for Fish

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If you happen to be grilling fish this holiday weekend, here is a wonderful butter to serve with it. It’s good with fish such as scrod or haddock, or any mild-flavored fish fillet.

Saffron Butter

1 Tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons anise-flavored liqueur
1 small pinch (about 15 threads) saffron, crumbled
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 small clove garlic, lightly crushed
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper

1. Place liqueur and saffron in a small bowl; let stand 10 minutes.
2. Place butter, garlic, and liqueur-saffron mixture in food processor with metal blade. Process until garlic is minced. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne; process until well blended.
3. Dot butter over hot, grilled fish fillets.

2 Responses to Saffron Butter for Fish

  1. September 5, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    Oh this looks delicious! Saving this recipe, thanks!

  2. September 5, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    Nelly, I hope you enjoy it!

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