Romance With Butter

Feb 13, 2017 | Food, Fun | Leave a Comment

Valentine’s day is swiftly approaching so I wanted to share a few ideas to impress your loved ones. Butter! Who doesn’t love it? It adds nutty delicious flavor to almost any dish. And contains healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids. While also being rich in vitamins like A, D, E, and B-12. Not saying by any means that butter is healthy for you. But everything in moderation is fine. And if I had to splurge on a guilty pleasure this Valentine’s day it would be on a really delicious compound butter. Sliced and added to the top of a sizzling steak! Perfection. And a sure way to impress your loved one. Give it a try and mix it up with your favorite ingredients. You really can’t go wrong. The perfect accompaniment to go with my “Pan Steak” recipe from my book “The Seasoned Life“. Be sure to get a copy this Valentine’s day to create some super simple and delicious recipes at home!

Compound Butter- 3 Ways

Garlic Herb Butter
1 Stick unsalted butter, at room temperature.
1 Tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped.
1 Teaspoon thyme, finely chopped.
2 cloves garlic, finely minced. (Microplane works great.)
Glad plastic wrap.

Smoky Butter
1 Stick unsalted butter, at room temperature.
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika.
1 Tablespoon flat leaf parsley, finely chopped. (Any Type.)
Pinch salt and pepper.
1 teaspoon thyme, finely chopped.
2 cloves garlic, finely minced.
Glad plastic wrap.

Blue Cheese Butter
1 Stick unsalted butter, at room temperature.
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese.
1 Tablespoon thyme, finely chopped.
Pinch salt and pepper.
Glad plastic wrap.

In a large bowl, combine butter, and all ingredients for each recipe. Use a spatula to combine all of the ingredients well. Scoop the mixture onto a sheet of Glad plastic wrap. Roll into a log and twist the ends shut. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until the butter is firm. You can serve melted on top of your steak or serve it unmelted and just let them see the magic happen!

*Quick tip*
These can also be used for a quick and flavorful chicken dish! Just carefully lift up the skin on the breast of your chicken and place slices of compound butter between the meat and the skin. Bake in preheated oven (375) until chicken meat is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear 45 to 60 minutes.

Your leftovers can be wrapped in Glad freezer wrap and saved for another dish. Hope that everyone enjoys making these!

XO Ayesha

 

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