How to Make Compound Butter

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One of the easiest ways to add rich, delicious flavor to your dishes is by making your very own homemade Compound Butter! Choose from variations like Lemon Herb, Blue Cheese, Cilantro Lime, Sriracha, and more to create your ideal flavor profile. Compound Butter is such a versatile ingredient, and you’ll never regret having some on hand. Best of all, you can store it in the freezer and cut a slice anytime you need it! (Trust me, you’ll be inventing reasons to “need it” constantly). Choose the flavor that sounds the best, or try them all and see which one is perfect for you!


Ingredients – 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature ½ cup Lemon Herb Butter – 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or thyme – 2 tablespoons mixed fresh chopped herbs basil, oregano, or rosemary – 1 lemon zest only – ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper – Salt to taste Blue Cheese Butter – 3 ounces blue cheese crumbled – 1 shallot minced – 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives – Salt to taste Garlic Herb Butter – ¼ cup finely chopped fresh herbs – 1 lemon zest only – 3 cloves garlic minced – Salt to taste


Cilantro Lime Butter – ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro – 1 lime zest and juice – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper – Salt to taste Horseradish Butter – 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish – 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives – 1 clove garlic minced – ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper – Salt to taste Sriracha Butter – ¼ cup chopped scallions – 1 ½ tablespoons Sriracha – ¼ teaspoon black pepper – Salt to taste

– Place the butter and seasonings in a food processor.

– Pulse until well combined.

– Place a piece of plastic wrap on a work surface.

– Form the butter into a log on the lower portion of the plastic wrap and then roll the butter up in the plastic wrap to form a log.

– Twist the ends of the plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm.