My husband made me and our son a beautiful feast for Mother’s Day today! Everything looked and tasted so delicious and fresh. It was the perfect Sunday meal to end our Mother’s Day together. We had a grilled corn salad, I’ll tell you more about that another day, sautéed mushrooms, mashed potatoes with cream and rib eye steaks on the grill. I thought the rib eye steaks needed a special touch tonight so I whipped up, literally, a quick compound herb butter.
I used to think that creating compound butter from scratch was for the intermediate cook. I was so wrong! It couldn’t be easier and the combinations are limitless. You could make a sweet berry butter for french toast or do a savory herb butter for garlic bread or, like I did, steaks. You could even experiment with spices, maybe a curry or chili butter. Whatever ingredients you choose you won’t be disappointed!
First set your butter out and let it come to room temperature. Mix the butter and herbs together with a stand or hand-held mixer until combined. It will smell amazing!
Once combined turn the butter mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap.
Roll the butter into a log and shape with your hands. Secure at the ends.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least a half and hour.
Slice and serve.
Pretty Simple! Only two ingredients and you have your own homemade compound butter that will impress friends and family.
1 1/2 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 tbsp of Italian Herbs (add more to taste if needed)
medium mixing bowl
stand mixer or hand-held mixer