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Compound Butter

No matter what savory dish you are serving, compound butter is a great way to elevate it!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 102kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Please note that nutritional information includes butter only.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg