January 5, 2014

Flavored Butters a.k.a. Compound Butters

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Flavored Butter a.k.a. Compound Butter~



One pat of flavored butter can take food to new flavor levels.
One or two pats of flavored butter can add tons of flavor to:
steamed fish, grilled meats, cooked rice, pasta or anything really!
The possibilities are endless.

You can form flavored butters into a log,
cut the flavored butter into shapes or
use a melon baller and
shape butter into small ball shapes.
Store the butter in a small plastic baggie in your refrigerator and
use as you would regular butter.


Herb Butter

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Cooking Directions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine herb butter ingredients, mix until smooth.
  2. Great on steamed vegetables, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, rice, grilled meats and fish.



Lemon or Orange Butter

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon or orange peel
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, optional
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat together butter, lemon or orange peel and sugar if using, until smooth.
  2. Great on steamed or grilled fish, meat or vegetables and rice.



Honey Butter

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat together until smooth.
  2. Great on muffins, bread or pancakes.



Maple Butter

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat together until smooth.
  2. Great on pancakes, waffles, french toast and meats.



Cinnamon Butter

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat together butter, cinnamon and confectioners' sugar, until smooth.
  2. Great on muffins, bagels, and rolls.



Pesto Butter

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite pesto
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat together butter and pesto until smooth.
  2. Great on cooked pasta, rice, grilled fish and chicken.


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