Do you know what inspired me to make this herb butter? This video from The Chew, the new food show on ABC. It's all about how to save fresh herbs so they don't go to waste.
I had no idea I could save my herbs by putting them in water in the fridge. After I made this herb butter, the basil I bought at the grocery store lasted more than a week this way! I'm so used to watching my herbs wilt after two days in the fridge and eventually throwing them out, this was such a great tip. I will be putting my unused herbs out like flowers all over my house now!
COMPOUND HERB BUTTER
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1 tablespoon basil (notice how fresh mine looks in the mason jar filled with water)
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
Let the butter come to room temperature. It should be soft, but not melted. Mix on high for 3-4 minutes until it is light and creamy.
Finely chop the basil, thyme, and rosemary.
Add the chopped herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice to the butter, and mix for another 1-2 minutes.
Use a spatula to put the butter on a piece of parchment or wax paper. Fold the paper over the top, and roll it into a tube shape. You can use a baking or cutting sheet to help pull it tight.
Put it into the refrigerator for a couple hours, until it firms up enough to slice easily.
My favorite ways to serve herb butter is on steak, on bread, or in rice and pasta. It adds such a great rich, creamy punch to your dish! The best part about making your own flavored butter is you can choose from an infinite array of herbs and spices.
If you love food (like me) and haven't checked out The Chew yet on ABC, you're in for a treat. It's a fun and breezy show, all about food, packed with tons of tips and recipes. Check out this episode here:
The Chew celebrates and explores life through food - from cooking to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly and fresh face of healthy living Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of talk show.
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