I absolutely love growing my own herbs, both in the garden and inside on my kitchen windowsill. There is nothing that brings out flavor in your recipes than freshly chopped basil, thyme, rosemary, etc....
Incorporating fresh herbs into butter is a delicious way to bring out savory tastes in your grilling or steamed recipes. Just pick your favorite flavor - then follow the easy guide below!
½ pound unsalted stick butter, softened - NOT melted!!
5 T. chopped fresh herbs of your choice (rosemary, dill, mustard seed, parsley, chives, mint, basil, etc.)
1 t. lemon juice and/or 1 t. grated lemon zest
salt and pepper to taste
1 t. dry mustard or ground cumin
Cream the butter with a mixer, add remaining ingredients and combine until smooth.
Shape into a block, or smaller segments. Chill or freeze for use up to six months
Great for adding to fresh fish, steamed or grilled vegetables, potatoes or pasta! Try it with french bread, or on a light sandwich like tomato and cucumber. Let your taste be your guide.
Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below!