Saturday, March 24, 2012

Compound Butter- Easy!

Hey guys,  I hope everyone is enjoying a fun filled weekend!  I know my glass of wine is waiting for me, oh wait, there is more to fun than wine, I forget sometimes!  I was just in the kitchen prepping some items for dinner and wanted to share a quick, very easy little recipe with you.  It is so versatile, and I enjoy sharing those with you, that way you can make it how YOU like it.

Compound butter is just butter that is mixed with other ingredients.  Easy right?  You can choose so many different things to put in your butter it is crazy.  Mix it to match whatever you are serving it with.  I am making an eye of round for dinner and it is rubbed with cumin, garlic, onion powder and salt and pepper.  I wish I would have had a lime to use for some zest in this butter to go with it!!  I will give you the recipe I used and then give you some suggestions for other mix-ins that would be awesome!!  I only did half a stick but I am going to give you the recipe for a full stick of butter.  

1 stick butter softened
1 clove of garlic grated (use whatever size fits your tastes)
2 tsp minced green onions
1 tsp fresh parsley (mine is missing so I had to use dried)

Make sure your garlic and onion are grated, nobody wants to bite down on raw garlic or onion usually and the heat of whatever you put it on will be enough to sweeten it up a bit.  The parsley and onions need to be very, very finely minced as well.  Mix it all together and put in wax paper or saran wrap and form it into a log, twist the ends and refrigerate until ready to use!

This is great on meat, and my husband uses this method for Chicken Kiev as well.  Use it on bread or muffins, yes this can be made sweet too!!

Sweet Additions
Honey, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, jams or jellies, ground nuts

Savory additions
cumin, green onions, garlic, rosemary, dill, basil, oregano, thyme, etc.  The options are endless!

Limes, oranges, lemons, zest or juice or both.  

I am sure there are things I am forgetting but I think you get the point.  If you don't, email me :)  We will work it out.

Looking forward to melting this down over a slice of medium rare meat.  Yum!  Blood and butter, who could ask for more?

Your "everything is better with butter" chefwannabe

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