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COMPOUND BUTTERS

COMPOUND BUTTERS

Ever had to throw out not-so-fresh herbs? You buy a huge bunch of rosemary and don't eat rosemary all week? These butters are a perfect solution! Chop up any herbs, mix with butter and use it as you would the herbs themselves, but butter is a bonus! You don't have to limit yourself, use spices, garlic, ginger or even cheeses! No limit! Just roll up, toss into the freezer and it'll keep for months, just slice off what you need.

Here's what you'll need

  • 2 cups salted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup fresh herbs (finely chopped)
  1. not much to explain here, just mix well in a bowl

  2. lay out some clingfilm and place the butter in the centre, wrap up and give the ends a spin

  3. label it (especially if you amass a few different ones) and toss in the freezer

  4. that's it, you're ready to go!!

Some other ideas (add as much or as little as you like)

Capers & lemon juice and zest
Chopped scallions

Balsamic and shallots
Dijon mustard
Horseradish
Blue Cheese
Spanish paprika
Green or black olive
Mashed anchovies
Fresh or dried chillies
Fresh dill (chopped)

Roasted garlic and parsley
Rosemary (chopped)
Mashed flesh of fruit (pear, peach, plum...)
Crispy bacon, crumbled
Chives



Some ideas to use them

  1. rub onto a whole roast chicken or stuff under the skin
  2. toss with freshly steamed vegetables
  3. finish a sauce to pour over meat or fish
  4. smear onto bread and toast up
  5. toss onto a grilled steak or fish
  6. sautee with it
  7. use anywhere you would use butter and herbs or spices
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