Herb Butter

by Rachel on April 20, 2010

This morning I talked about one type of herb butter, but this is a recipe for a different kind of herb butter — one I’m sure you’ll like just as much!

Butter is the way to make your food more delicious and satisfying — and this recipe is an awesome way to use extra herbs you may have lying around. You can make it with any combination of herbs; just let your mind run wild! I decided to use chives and parsley, and I can’t wait to experiment more with the other good herbs in season this summer. (Hello, basil!?)

Ingredients

One stick of organic, unsalted butter

1/2 cup chopped herbs

Two garlic cloves, minced

Freshly ground black pepper

A squeeze of lemon juice

This is How We Do It

Let your butter sit out for a few hours; you need it to get pretty soft. If you can’t, put it in the microwave for 15 seconds — no more! You don’t want it to melt.

When the butter is soft, spread it so it’s in a big glob and add in the rest of the ingredients.

Stir until well-combined. You can stop right there, but I chose to form it into a stick-like shape.

Then just wrap it in wax paper and put it in the fridge to let it re-harden! Done and done!

It’s so easy to cut off a slice to use for sauteing pretty much anything. I definitely recommend using it when you make omelets or other egg dishes. Then you don’t have to go through the hassle of chopping herbs each time; all your flavors are right here!

You can also use it as a topper for fish, steak, or potatoes; again, it gives that flavor without a lot of hassle! I hate the hassle of chopping herbs, so doing it once (using my herb mincer) and getting it over with works very well for me. And since I love butter, I love a new way to enjoy it!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lia April 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Oooh! I am LOVING this idea! I think this would be awesome slathered on toast too — somewhat like buttery herb-garlic bread. MMM!
.-= Lia´s last blog ..Pasta with roasted broccoli & lemon =-.

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2 Nikki April 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Awesome idea, I’m so lazy when it comes to chopping my herbs at the time I’m cooking my eggwhites. I’ve prepped em the night before when I’m making dinner, but I think this idea is much more fun and convenient for later in the week! Woot.
.-= Nikki´s last blog ..Fun lunch recipe: Kale & Mozzarella Quesadilla! =-.

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3 Meredith @ Sweat Every Day April 20, 2010 at 5:53 pm

mmmm buttah!!!! looks divine :)

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4 Alicia April 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I love this method. I always wanted to try making this at home, but am lazy and didn’t want to clean out a food pro. Thanks for sharing this.
.-= Alicia´s last blog ..Viking Cooking School Review =-.

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