These compound butter recipes can take your cooking to the next level. These delicious homemade condiments are simply butter combined with some other ingredients to create a whole new taste.
But you’d never guess how simple it is from the amazing flavor it gives your dishes. Butter in combination with herbs, spices, fruit, honey, lemon zest and seasonings is delicious on so many dishes.
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All about compound butter
It’s not just like buttering an item and then adding a sprinkle of the flavor. These butters develop a unique flavor of their own. And you can put them on so many foods:
Spread them on flatbreads and then add vegetables, meat or cheese as you like.
Put one into a baked potato for added flavor.
Melt them over pasta.
Serve one for buttering corn on the cob.
Put a pat or spoonful on steak, chicken, fish – any meat.
Melt a pat into a serving of vegetables to add some flavor.
Butter your bread with them. Or pastries, rolls or cornbread.
One of the simplest examples will be familiar to many of you: honey butter, a simple blend of honey with butter, whipped together and served immediately.
Some people like to roll their butters up in parchment paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate them so they become solid logs you can put on the table. This takes a little more prep time, but it makes an impressive addition to any meal.
On the other hand, with any of these recipes, you can just whip the ingredients together in a bowl and serve as a soft spread. And this also makes a beautiful presentation.
Compound Butter Recipes
These butters add so much to any meal. They can turn something as simple as a roll or piece of toast into a special treat. Try the savory ones on homemade pizza crust, or melted over a side dish like green beans. Get creative and enjoy!
With this creamy, cheesy, herb-infused Mexican Street Corn Compound Butter, making Elotes Mexicanos is a snap! It's always ready in the fridge, so all you need to do is cook the corn and slather it on!
Basil Pesto Butter is an easy flavored butter that will make everything taste like summer! Simply combine pesto and butter and toss with hot pasta or vegetables, top over grilled chicken, steak or spread on bread.
Compound butter for steak brings your favorite cut of beef to the next level. As it melts it gives your steak a huge flavor boost. Using roasted garlic, scallions, and Worcestershire sauce, this roasted garlic butter is the perfect complement to steak. Gluten-free.
Chimichurri butter is the perfect condiment for steaks, grilled vegetables and crispy potatoes! This simple butter recipe melds the zippy and herbaceous flavors of chimichurri with the richness of butter! So good!
Our version of a butter board is made with a butter flavored with garlic, thyme and orange zest. The spread is topped with pickled mustard seeds, spicy honey and a generous sprinkle of flaky salt! Serve with lots of crusty bread!
If you like savory dishes, then this is a must-try. The herb and garlic compound butter is so easy to make, only takes 10 min of hands-on prep time and it is best paired with our herb-grilled chicken or sous-vide asparagus.