Try this recipe for Norman Topp's tasty burnt butter sage sauce, as seen in Series 2 of Mercurio's Menu.


  • 250 Block of Butter

  • One bunch of fresh sage leaves stalks removed


  • 1.

    Not burnt in the true sense of the word'

  • 2.

    Melt butter in a pot over medium to high heat

  • 3.

    Add sage and bring slowly to melting point and then continue to heat

  • 4.

    As soon as the butter starts to rise and froth, immediately remove from heat

  • 5.

    Sage leaves should be crisp and the sauce should have a golden caramelised appearance. Watch sauce at all times to avoid burning

  • 6.

    Serve immediately over your favourite pasta

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