Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Flavored Butters

Flavored butters are as versatile in ingredients as they are in their uses. Flavored butters are a great finish to grilled or broiled steak, fish, on gf bread, vegetables, chicken and too many things to mention them all! Flavored butters are a wonderful way to add a splash of flavor to grilled or broiled meats and fish without changing or adding any more steps. Flavored butters can change a plain meal to a meal with layers of flavor, simply and quickly. Make a few different flavored butters and store them in your refrigerator or freezer for future use. They are a great way to create a delicious meal when you’re out of time and need to pull an Ace out of your pocket. To serve, simply place a slice of the flavored butter on the cooked food and heat to just melting with a kitchen torch or briefly in the broiler.

Try our recipes this month featuring flavored butters, Grilled Steak with Chipotle or Halibut with Parmesan Parsley Butter.

Choose your favorite fish, meat, vegetables or bread and try these delicious flavored butters:

Maitre d’Hotel Butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 Tablespoon parsley, minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Garlic Butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Honey Butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 Tablespoon buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Pecan Butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons pecans, toasted and chopped

Directions: Butter should be at room temperature. Combine all ingredients and place on wax paper or plastic wrap. Roll into a tube shape and store in the refrigerator until needed. When ready to use, cut into slices.

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