Monday, August 15, 2011
Compound butters are softened butter with additional ingredients to make them flavorful. There are many, from savory garlic and herb to sweet ginger and honey. Here are 2 savory:
Herb and Garlic Compound Butter:
1/2 cup softened butter
3 cloves finely minced garlic
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon finely chopped green onions
1 teaspoon oregano
Mix all ingredients together, spoon onto wax paper and roll, twisting the ends. Store in the fridge or freeze for future use.
Note: This butter was the one used on the steak.
Blue cheese and Dijon mustard would also be great on steak.
Basil Pesto Butter:
6 Tablespoons softened butter
3 teaspoons basil pesto
Mix ingredients together, spoon onto wax paper and roll, twisting the ends. Store in the fridge or freeze for future use.
Use on pasta or fresh vegetables.
Smoked Paprika Compound Butter:
4 Tablespoons softened butter
1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Mix all ingredients together, good with brown rice, squash soup or hearty bread.
Note: Butter with lemon zest and dill would be a great addition to fish.