Classic Compound Butter

Compound butter is an easy way to bring a punch of flavor to your favorite steak, burger, or roast.

  • 10
    min
  • 16
    SERVINGS
  • 110
    Cal
  • 0 g
    Protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cooking:

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor. Cover; pulse on and off until blended. Using parchment paper to hold butter mixture, roll it back and forth to form 2-inch diameter log. Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.

    Cook's Tip:

    To mold butter into shapes, pack prepared butter into molds prior to refrigeration.

    Butter may be prepared ahead of time, wrapped or covered and refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Variations:
  1. Blue Cheese Butter: Prepare recipe as above, replacing 1/2 cup butter with 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese and omitting parsley.

    Chevré-Mint Butter: Prepare recipe as above, replacing 1/2 cup butter with 4 ounces goat cheese, substituting 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves for parsley.

    Coconut Cilantro-Lime Butter: Prepare recipe as above, substituting 1 cup chilled coconut oil for 1 cup butter, 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro leaves for parsley and adding 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime peel (about 1 lime).

    Creamy Onion-Chive Butter: Prepare recipe as above, replacing 1/2 cup butter with 1/2 cup onion-chive cream cheese spread and omitting parsley.

    Queso Blanco-Chipotle Butter: Prepare recipe as above, replacing 1/2 cup butter with 1/2 cup crumbled queso blanco, omitting parsley and adding 2 tablespoons minced chipotle in adobo sauce.

    Sour Cream Butter: Prepare recipe as above, replacing 1/2 cup butter with 1/4 cup sour cream, substituting 1 tablespoon dried tarragon for parsley and adding 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel (about 1 lemon).
    Sundried Tomato Butter: Prepare recipe as above, replacing 1/2 cup butter with 1/2 cup prepared sundried tomato spread and omitting parsley.
106.9 CALORIES

0 % *

7.3g SAT FAT

0 % DV **

0.4g PROTEIN

0 % DV

0.5 mg IRON

0 % DV

0.1 mg ZINC

0 % DV

* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving, for Classic Compound Butter: 106.9 Calories; 104.4 Calories from fat; 11.6g Total Fat (7.3 g Saturated Fat; 3 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 30.5 mg Cholesterol; 78.8 mg Sodium; 1.1 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.3 g Dietary Fiber; 0.4 g Protein; 0.5 mg Iron; 0.1 mg Niacin; 0 mg Vitamin B6; 0 mcg Vitamin B12; 0.1 mg Zinc; 0.4 mcg Selenium; 4 mg Choline.

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