I’ve seen recipes for flavored butters before, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized how easy they are to make. Not the mention the endless flavor combinations! When I got a ton of fresh garlic in my CSA bag this week, I figured why not try to make some of my own. It came out great, and I have been adding it to basically everything I cook. I even spread a little on my toast this AM to jazz my usual breakfast. I have a feeling making flavored butters will be my new obsession…
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon Maldon salt, crushes slightly in palm of hand
Freshly ground black pepper
Mix the softened butter in a small bowl with the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, and salt. Pepper to taste. Once fully combined, scoop the butter out onto a sheet of saran wrap, and roll up into a log shape, twisting the ends to help compact the mixture. Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
Add your butter to pasta dishes, vegetables, toast…. whatever your little heart desires! Compound butter last 2 weeks in the fridge, or up to 3 months in the freezer.