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7 Compound Butter Recipes

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients  

Blue Cheese Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp finely chopped chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Chipotle Maple Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 chipotle in adobo, finely chopped (about 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Curry Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, (optional)

Habanero Lime Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 habanero pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice, (about 1 lime)
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest

Sun Dried Tomato Anchovy Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 anchovies packed in oil, drained and minced
  • 1 tbsp sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and minced
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Rosemary Black Pepper Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary, about 1 sprig
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Sesame Sriracha Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mash them together with a fork until well-combined.
  • Spoon mixture onto a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap, form it into a log, and wrap. Twist the ends to secure them. Alternatively, you can add to a small, freezer safe canning jar. Freeze for at least 1 hour before using.
  • Remove from freezer and set on counter a half hour before serving to soften enough to slice.
  • Slice a pat of the butter and place on hot food of your choice (it's great on sous vide salmon or sous vide steak) to melt.

Notes

Butter can be frozen for up to 6 months.
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