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Garlic & Parsley Butter

September 23, 2013

I love the flavour and creaminess of butter. Spreading it on freshly baked bread or adding it to steaming pasta is so rewarding. Compound butters are made by adding ingredients such as herbs or spices to butter, these butters can be added to sauces or used on top of meats or fish to enhance their flavour. Herbed butter is easy to make and extremely versatile. If you are concerned that your herbs are going to go to waste then make butter or freeze them in olive oil to preserve them.

Compound Butter on Snapper

Compound Butter on Snapper

Begin by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl and roll in parchment paper (grease paper), which I placed on cling film.

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Mix ingredients for the butter

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Mix butter thoroughly

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Roll your butter

Roll and twist as tight as you can to seal.

Twist tightly

Twist tightly

Place in the fridge (I put mine between two items in the fridge door so that it kept tight and did not unravel). Refrigerate for at least an hour, until firm.

Garlic and Parsley Butter

Garlic and Parsley Butter

Garlic and Parsley Butter

Garlic and Parsley Butter

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Garlic and Parsley Butter
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One of my most useful recipes that enhances nearly anything you cook.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 140 g room temperature butter
  2. ΒΌ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  3. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  4. handful parsley, chopped finely
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and roll in parchment paper (grease paper), which is placed on cling film.
  2. Roll and twist to seal.
  3. Place in the fridge and refrigerate for at least an hour, until firm.
Notes
  1. You can freeze batches if you need to make the butter last longer.
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4 Comments

  • Reply Megan September 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Would you believe, that since I attempted Chicken Kiev, that I now use this butter in many dishes?! I made a ‘little’ more than I should and wondered what I would have used it for, but it has actually enhanced many a dish; up to a couple days ago I used it instead of oil to make a bit of chilli, a wonderful surprise that was!

    • Reply theyummytruth September 23, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Next week I have a great use of the compound butter for you! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Alece September 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I made this last night with dairy-free butter and put it on pan seared tilapia over a bed of succotash with a side was mashed cardamom sweet potatoes. It was the perfect meal and it was all inspired by this post!

    • Reply theyummytruth September 26, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Your dinner sounds delicious! Next time do send me pics sounds perfect for the TYT fb page. Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

    Please let me know what you think!

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