Flavored Butter Recipes

Posted April 14th, 2016 by Deadra

Also known as compound butter, flavored butters are a wonderfully versatile addition to many dishes. Flavored butters are made by blending softened butter with other ingredients such as fresh herbs, garlic, or spices. The butter is then rolled into a log, sliced, and added to the dish. Most often, flavored butter is used as a condiment or as a flavoring for grilled steaks and seafood, but can also be great additions to sauces or a creative way to baste meats as they cook. Although compound butters can be made with a blender or food processor, they’re very easy to make by hand.

The key to making your compound butter is allowing it to come to room temperature. You can tell the butter is softened properly because it gives slightly when pressed without cracking or separating. What follows are some recipes for flavored butter. Any of them can be used on grilled meats (steaks or pork for instance) or as a condiment or ingredient in your favorite sauce. 

Blue Cheese Butter

8 Tbsp butter

1/2-1/3 cup blue cheese

1) In a medium bowl combine the butter and blue cheese, mixing well. 

2) Place the flavored butter on a piece of waxed paper. Form it into a rough cylinder and wrap it up.

3) Put the flavored butter in the fridge and chill until firm. Slice and serve on top of grilled steaks

.A-1 Parsley Butter

1/2 lb butter, room temperature

1/4 cup A-1 sauce

1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley

Kosher salt to taste

Freshly ground pepper to taste

1) In a small bowl combine the butter, A-1, parsley, salt and pepper and mix well.

2) Place on a piece of waxed paper and roll into a rough cylinder.

3) Place in the refrigerator and chill until firm. Slice the butter and place pats on top of your favorite oven baked beef casserole, reserving the rest to be served along the side.

Chilli Butter

1 stick butter, softened

1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

4 tsp chilli powder

1.5 tsp lime juice

1 clove garlic, minced

1) In a small bowl combine the butter and other ingredients and mix well.

2) Place on a piece of waxed paper and roll into a rough cylinder.

3) Place in the refrigerator and chill until firm. Slice the butter and place pats on your favorite grilled steak or pork chops. They can also be placed under the skin of whole or cut up chicken before roasting in the oven.

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