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Delicious and Versatile Herb Infused Compound Butter

A Go-To Recipe Enhancer for Cooking, Sauteing, Roasting...You Name it!
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Having a delicious and versatile roll of herb butter in the freezer is wonderful! It’s so convenient to take it out and cut a few slices when you need it. It’s one of those “make ahead” items that offer a quick solution in the moment.

This is not so much a recipe as it is a concept. It doesn’t matter what herbs you have on hand, just about any combination you like will work. The amount doesn’t really matter either. You just mix up what you have and freeze it.

Delicious and Versatile Herb Infused Compound Butter

Difficulty: Beginner
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Herb infused compound butter is easy to make. Ingredients depend on your taste and creativity. If you plan on using your butter with chicken, roast beef, or other protiens, then choose your herbs accordingly. If you plan on spreading your butter on toast, then choose your favorites for that use. 

 

Herbs

Butter

Instructions

  1. Prepare Herbs

    Mince garlic or press through a garlic press. Finely chop all the herbs together with the garlic. Mix thoroughly.

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  2. Mix Together
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    Mix together with softened butter. Room temperature butter will be much easier to work with.
  3. Roll Mixture
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    Roll the herb and butter mixture into a log in parchment or waxed paper. Twist the ends and secure.
  4. Storage
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    Store the butter in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Store in the freezer for months...it will most likely not last that long because it is delicious!

Note

The storage time for your butter depends on the ingredients you use. If you use dried herbs, your butter will spoil faster, so you may want to use it within a week, or freeze it. The same is true if you incorporate sun-dried tomatoes. Frozen compound butter can last up to three months.

One alternative method of storage is to freeze portions in ice cube trays, then store them in a sealed container or zip-lock plastic bag, making sure to minimize the air as much as possible. 

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