Saturday, June 28, 2008

Compound Butter: Summertime Staple

It might sound weird to you, but flavored butters are a fantastic way to make something that is everyday ordinary into something out of this world extraordinary. Compound butters are an easy and elegant way to spruce up any meal-even a 4th of July cookout.

Cilantro Butter (AWESOME on corn on the cob)
8 oz (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, soft
1 C. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients using either your hands (preferred) or a food processor. Note that using a food processor will yield more of a whipped consistency, which is not necessarily the best thing for our needs.

Once combined, make a long log out of it using wax paper or parchment paper. Twist the ends (Tootsie Roll style) to seal and put in the fridge for about 2 hours. When it is ready, cut it into coins and serve!

Compound butters can have anything in them-be playful and add your favorite herbs and spices. If wrapped correctly, these butters freeze like a dream.


Crazy Working Mom said...

This sounds amazing! Mmmm...
Now I want some corn on the cob.

CrAzY Working Mom

Mo said...

I'm not a huge cilantro fan, but I've made a basil butter that was sooooo good on corn on the cob.

Linda said...

This sounds yummy! A couple of hamburgers on the grill, some corn on the cob with this yummy butter, potato salad, and then Easy Peasy Poke Cake!