A really nice thing is that you can make these butters using different combinations.
In whatever way you like them, all kinds of herbs work being blended into butter.
What is Garlic Herb Butter?
Known as a compound butter, the name given to butter that has other ingredients blended into it.
This butter combination is a very easy thing to make, and to use during the cooking process to add flavor.
These types of butters are very popular in many professional kitchens and can enhance most any meal.
You want to keep in mind that the dry ones are going to have a stronger flavour than the fresh.
What Herbs to Use
You can use any herbs that take your fancy really, many people use parsley for kind of a neutral flavor..
Any number of herbs will go very nicely with butter, so if you have an herb garden start blending your butter.
How to Make Garlic Herb Butter
I start with a high quality unsalted butter, every regular butter will work too.
These compound butters will normally last in good shape for about a week.
You can also store in the freezer for six months to keep for a longer period.
What to Serve It with
One of my favorite uses is as a condiment for my grilled steak.
I pop the blended butter on top of the steak when my plate arrives, and let it melt.
Vegetables are another thing that can be enhanced very nicely with herb butter.
Fish dishes of all kinds benefit from compound butters either before or after cooking.
With your favorite flavors, you can always spread the butter directly onto a piece of toast.
On occasion a sweetened mint butter can be used on scones with jam.
Tips for Making
- The finner you chop the herbs, the better they will blend into the butter.
- Make sure that the butter softens all the way through ensuring all the ingredients mix thoroughly.
- You can use salted butter if you want for this recipe.
- But I find that using unsalted butter and then adding my own salt gives me more control over my recipe.