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.
Use the butter right away, or wrap it up in parchment paper or plastic wrap and put it in the fridge.
Here is what it looks like melting over the grilled steaks. It tastes even better than it looks.
HERB AND GARLIC COMPOUND BUTTER
- 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.