This is our quick, easy and very tasty Drawn Butter sauce recipe for Seafood.
We serve it with our steamed fish, crayfish, crab, mussels…everything seafood basically!

Yield: Yield: 350 ml

Drawn butter

Drawn butter | Drawn butter sauce recipe

Our Drawn butter sauce is a luscious butter sauce served with any steamed seafood.
You can serve the drawn butter plain, or kick it up a notch with garlic, lemon, or herbs.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3 Tbsp of butter
  • 300 ml boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp plain flour
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 dash of white pepper


  1. Rub two tablespoonfuls of butter and the flour together.
  2. Put in a saucepan and add the boiling water.
  3. Over a medium heat stir until boiling, add the salt and pepper.
  4. Remove from the heat as soon as it is boiling.
  5. Whisk in the remaining tablespoonful of butter and it is ready for use.
  6. It must not be boiled after the last butter is added.


Drawn butter sauce recipe variations

  1. Try adding ¼ tsp of minced garlic with the salt and pepper.
  2. Lemon always adds a bit of zing to seafood. Squeeze the juice of one lemon to the water
  3. Parsley goes well in a sefood sauce. Add 1 tsp dried parsley with the salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 363Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1449mgCarbohydrates: 12gFibre: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.


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