Nine Compound Butter Recipes and suggested uses. This is a 5-minute recipe that kicks up the flavor of whatever you pair it with.
Compound Butter is another name for Herb Butter. Butter enriched with herbs and seasonings elevates an everyday meal into a gourmet meal.
Compound Butter is an amazing low-carb condiment and perfect for those following the keto diet. They add amazing flavor to fish, steak, chicken, vegetables, corn, bread, etc.
The basic ingredient is butter mixed with herbs, spices, or other ingredients.
Herb Butters also make a wonderful homemade gift!
Make sure all the ingredients have reached room temperature before mixing them. In a medium bowl, mix the softened butter and your spices, herbs, and other ingredients. Alternatively, you can mix it in a food processor.
Compound Butter Recipes
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1 shallot, minced
2 Tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper
Combine butter, shallot, parsley and lemon juice in a food processor or bowl. Blend.
There are a couple of ways to make compound butter. You can mix it and leave it in a container (these bowls are perfect). As well, you can roll the softened mixed butter in plastic wrap. Roll into a log about 1 and 1/2-inch thick and twist the ends to close. Refrigerate at least one hour or until firm. Remove from refrigerator and slice into 1/2 inch ‘coins’ when steaks go on the grill.
Combine the different recipes listed as described above. The same process will be used.
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 and 1/2 Tablespoons finely diced fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon pepper
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Parsley Chive Butter
Parsley-Horseradish Butter is great on steak served with traditional baked potatoes and rolls.
Parsley Horseradish Butter
Basil Garlic Butter is one of my very favorite compound butter.
Basil Garlic Buttermake this recipe
Jalapeno-Chili Butter – Love this on Six Minute Flat Iron Steak served with Mexican Rice.
Jalapeno Chili Butter
Strawberry Butter is great on homemade sourdough bread, crusty French bread, pancakes, biscuits.
Cinnamon Roll Filling is another name for cinnamon butter. It’s glorious on toast, rolls, biscuits, and pancakes.
Cinnamon Roll Filling
Excuse my ignorance, but are all the herb butters made with unsalted butter? Just checking because I want to make some of these and not sure…
Karen, they don’t have to be. I do prefer to make them with un-salted so that it doesn’t interfer with the natural flavors of the herbs. In a tight, I have made them with salted though. If you use salted butter, just be aware of how much salt you add to the dish you put it in/on.
ooooh = these sound wonderful! Can't wait to give them a try! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday.
Michelle's Tasty Creations says
OMG these look amazing. I can't wait to make some to keep on hand. How simple for such a great payout of flavor. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
Kathy Mormino says
You had me at 'butter,' PMc! New follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop! Cheers!Kathy
Bonny Yokeley says
Yum! I'm saving these recipes! This will be a great way to use of fresh herbs too.
Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.com
Sweet Bella Roos says
Yum!! I can't wait to try the strawberry butter! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday- I featured you
Paula Jones says
You're welcome. My weakness is on hot bread! yum
Simplee Sue says
I love different kinds of butters on my corn on the cob. Thank you for all these new recipes.
i adore making compound butters – it's a great way to use fresh herbs! check out my site for a couple of tasty sweet ones, like honey butter!
Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says
I love herb butters! I have made all of these except Jalapeno Chili and the Horseradish one! Gotta try those! Thanks for sharing!