Caper Sauce

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1/2 cup butter or margarine, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 (3-ounce) jar capers, drained


Melt 1/4 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Add flour, salt, and pepper, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add water; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.

Gradually stir in lemon juice and remaining butter, beating constantly, until butter is well blended. Add capers, stirring well. Serve sauce warm over baked or broiled pompano.