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Herbed Compound Butter

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Herbed compound butter is a delicious way to amp up regular butter! Use it to make sauces, spread on toast, or elevate any protein!

I know this herbed compound butter recipe isn’t rocket science or some may think that this is a “cop out” recipe, but what does that even mean? A recipe is a recipe and personally, this blog is kind of like my own recipe book that I have made public. It’s my collection of what I want to be able to refer back to.

Apologies for sounding defensive right there but I have had simple how-to recipes where people have said to me that they’re cop outs so I kind of wanted to explain my reasonings for posting “simple” recipes.

Herbed compound butter is a delicious way to amp up regular butter! Use it to make sauces, spread on toast, or elevate any protein!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you this herbed compound butter recipe because I have made it in the past and found it so convenient to just have this pre-mixed herbed butter in the fridge to use for any savory dish that you want to jazz up.

There is also a recipe coming later this week that shares with you how to utilize this butter with a delicious chicken skillet recipe!

Herbed compound butter is a delicious way to amp up regular butter! Use it to make sauces, spread on toast, or elevate any protein!

What is compound butter?

According to Wikipedia:

Compound butters are mixtures of butter and supplementary ingredients. Primarily, they are used to enhance flavor in various dishes, in a fashion similar to a sauce.

Herbed compound butter is a delicious way to amp up regular butter! Use it to make sauces, spread on toast, or elevate any protein!

How do you use compound butter?

There are multiple ways to use compound butter! The best way (in my opinion) is to use it as the fat to cook protein. Chicken, shrimp, beef, etc.

You can also spread it on toast (like in the photos) or you can add it as a finisher at the end of cooking a dish to create a sauce with it with the pan juices.

Herbed compound butter is a delicious way to amp up regular butter! Use it to make sauces, spread on toast, or elevate any protein!

How to make compound butter

All you need is room temperature butter and your favorite fresh herbs. Salted or unsalted, up to you and what you have. If you use salted, you’ll just have to reduce the salt added in when you mix it all together.

Herbs that can be used are rosemary, thyme, tarragon, sage, basil, and the like!

Herbed compound butter is a delicious way to amp up regular butter! Use it to make sauces, spread on toast, or elevate any protein!

Recipes that use compound butter

Smashed potatoes

Honey butter lemon chicken with asparagus

Instant Pot roast chicken

Roasted chicken with compound butter

Herbed Compound Butter

A delicious way to amp up regular butter! You can use this to make sauces or elevate a dish.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 tablespoons

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon each of fresh rosemary, thyme, and sage, finely chopped

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together butter and herbs. Season with salt, to taste.
  • Place a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter then put butter on top. Fold the plastic wrap around it and shape it into a log. Twist ends to seal then pop in the refrigerator to firm up. Cut and use how you wish.

Notes

If using salted butter, you shouldn’t need salt as you will likely add more salt to whatever you’re cooking with the herbed compound butter.
You can use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand. Ideally, they should be fresh herbs not dried.
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