Everything is better with butter. It’s kind of like bacon. If you add it to a dish you can’t really go wrong. And when you add a few flavorful ingredients to it, you’ve got compound butter. Making compound butter is very easy and is a good way to layer in additional fresh herb (or other) flavors to your butter for use on steak, fish, vegetables, or stirred into a sauce. We used this compound butter as a topping to melt on grilled steaks and it was delicious. All you have to do is chop some fresh herbs and garlic up into fine pieces and mix together in a bowl with the butter.

Herb & garlic compound butter 1

Use the butter right away, or wrap it up in parchment paper or plastic wrap and put it in the fridge.

Herb & garlic compound butter 2

Here is what it looks like melting over the grilled steaks. It tastes even better than it looks.

Herb & garlic compound butter over steak



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  • 8 tbsp grass fed butter, (if you use Kerrygold this is half the package but equivalent to a normal stick of butter)
  • 2 tbsp sage, - diced
  • 2 tbsp rosemary, - diced
  • 2 tbsp chives, - diced
  • 2 tbsp thyme, - diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, - minced


  • Chop the herbs and garlic up into fine pieces and mix together in a bowl.
  • Add the butter and mix everything together with your hands. You can try using a fork or other instrument but nothing really works better to mix it with than your hands.
  • Wrap the butter in parchment paper or plastic wrap.
  • Place in the fridge to cool and set or use it right away. It will keep in the fridge well for future use.
  • That's it. Simple, easy and delicious flavored butter.

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