Lemon Basil Compound Butter2016-05-20
- Skill Level: Easy
- Yield : 1/4 pound
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 5m
This compound butter take minutes to whip together, but adds a fabulous finishing touch to steak, fish, pasta or bread. It will last for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.
- 1 stick or 8 T Butter, softened at room temp for about 30 minutes
- 1/4 C Fresh Basil, chopped finely
- Zest & Juice of 1 Lemon
- Sea Salt (if butter is unsalted) & Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Spread evenly onto a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Roll butter up into a log. Twist ends of wax paper. Wrap again with a plastic wrap.
Refrigerate before using so that it is easier to slice into pieces.
Think Out of the Icebox: Don’t have basil on hand? Try dill, cilantro or oregano instead.