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Making homemade compound herb butter allows you to be creative with flavor profiles elevating any dish.  Whether it’s herby or spicy, put your individual stamp on it. The best part, if you don’t use it all up, store it in the fridge for next time. This garlic and herb butter recipe is full of fresh ingredients that you will use over and over again.

How to make compound herb butter.

Compound Herb Butter Ingredients

I strongly recommend going with a higher quality butter, because of it’s higher butter fat content adding more flavor. 

In a mixing bowl, add 1 stick of room temperature butter, chopped parsley, rosemary and sage. For another layer of freshness and spice, grate a few garlic cloves. Next add in salt and crushed red peppers.  Mix all the ingredients together until the butter is completely mashed and blended in evenly with the herbs.

Dad’s Seasonings

Must have grillin seasonings!

Place the butter mixture onto plastic wrap, wrap it and roll it tightly forming a log shape.  Next, place it into the refrigerator allowing it to firm up making it easier to slice.

Herb butter mixture
Compound Butter Log

Once the homemade herb butter has hardened, place a few slices on the steak as well as melt a little and pour it over the grilled shrimp.  Enjoy this homemade steakhouse surf and turf!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How long can I keep the butter?

Homemade compound butter should be treated like regular butter. As long as it is refrigerated the butter can be stored for months.

 

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Compound Herb Butter

Fresh garlic and herbs make a delicious compound butter. Perfect for steaks, chicken, fish or on fresh bread!
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 stick Unsalted butter
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Rosemary
  • 2 tbsp Sage
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Crushed red peppers

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl, add 1 stick of room temperature butter, chopped parsley, rosemary and sage. Next add in freshly grated garlic, salt and crushed red peppers.  Mix all the ingredients together until the butter is completely mashed and blended in evenly with the herbs.
  • Place the butter mixture onto plastic wrap, wrap it and roll it tightly forming a log shape.  Next, place it into the refrigerator allowing it to firm up making it easier to slice.
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I make easy meals that anyone can replicate at home. I’m not a professionally trained chef, just your average guy that likes to fire up the grill. So follow along and see what’s cooking today!

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