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Herb Butter: 8 Recipes

Herb butter or compound butter is easy and fun to make. It enahnces any food you'd normally add butter to.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic butter, herb butter for steak, how to make compound butter, How to make herb butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 101kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

Parsley and Chive Butter (baked potatoes, green beans, corn-on-the-cob,or red meats)

  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Basil Butter (vegetables, chicken, fish, or scrambled eggs)

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 small bunch basil about five leaves, stemm

Garlic Herb Butter (topping for garlic bread. Let the butter soften after the flavors have blended for easier spreading.)

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 - 8 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup mixed chopped herbs chives, basil, parsley, or rosemary

Sage Butter (seafood, chicken, fresh green beans, or biscuits.)

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons fresh sage shredded

Fines Herbes Butter (vegetables, fish, or French bread)

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 T chives parsley, tarragon, chervil,
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary

Mint Butter (lamb or peas)

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablsepoon dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Tarragon Butter (lamb, chicken, or fish before you roast it)

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Horseradish and Chive Butter

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

Parsley and Chive Butter

  • Allow the butter to soften.
  • Mix the parsley and chives together and then stir them into the softened butter.
  • Slowly add the lemon juice, stirring constantly.
  • Mix in sea salt and pepper to suit your taste.

Basil Butter

  • Allow the butter to soften.
  • Remove the basil leaves from the stem.
  • Pile them one on top of the other and roll into a tube. Envision a cigar.
  • Slice in 1/8- 1/4 inch slices all along the roll.
  • Allow the pieces to fall apart.
  • Stir the basil pieces into the butter.

Garlic Herb Butter

  • Allow the butter to soften.
  • Mince the garlic and add it to the butter.
  • Combine the herbs to suit your taste.
  • Place in the fridge for 2 hours before using, so the flavors can blend.

Sage Butter

  • Allow the butter to soften.
  • Cut the sage into 1/4 inch square pieces.
  • Mix the two together.

Fines Herbes Butter

  • Allow the butter to soften.
  • Finely chop the parsley, tarragon, and chervil.
  • Snip the rosemary leaves.
  • Add all of the herbs to the butter and mix well
  • This butter will enhance the flavor of vegetables, fish, or French bread.

Mint Butter

  • Allow the butter to soften.
  • Crumble the dried mint into the lemon juice. Stir well.
  • Slowly pour the juice into the butter stirring constantly.

Tarragon Butter

  • Allow the butter to soften.
  • Crumble the dried herbs into the lemon juice and stir well.
  • Slowly pour the juice into the butter stirring constantly.

Horseradish and Chive Butter

  • Allow the butter to soften.
  • Stir in the horseradish cream and the chopped chives.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate butter for several hours before serving.

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Notes

Nutritional Information for Basil Butter.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 101mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 3mg