Roasted garlic butter! Today, I will be sharing with you how to make this amazing flavourful compound butter made with two main ingredients; roasted garlic and chopped parsley. To say this compound butter recipe is delicious would be an understatement. It is simple, quick, flavourful and versatile. This roasted garlic compound butter is great on potatoes, steak, seafood or chicken and even as a spread on bread.
What Is Compound Butter
Compound butter is a mixture of softened butter and other aromatic ingredients and fresh herbs. Simply put, it a process of combining fresh herbs and aromatic ingredients to any softened butter of choice. It is also called flavoured butter. Like today's post, roasted garlic butter; I used a combination of roasted garlic and chopped herbs to make this simple recipe.
Impress the whole family with this simple compound butter recipe this holiday or any other special day. I used slightly salted butter for this recipe, and I love the boost of flavour it gives whatever I use it on. Use unsalted butter if you wish, I just love and use salted butter all the time.
Flavoured butter can be incorporated in your everyday cooking or recipes and this roasted garlic butter is just perfect as a chicken marinade too.
Is Roasted Garlic Butter Compound Butter
Yes, roasted garlic butter is a compound butter and it is absolutely delicious too. I couldn’t keep my hands off this after I made it. A very simple compound butter recipe that is versatile.
What You'll Need
Butter: softened and at room temperature, use salted or unsalted butter.
Roasted garlic cloves: see how to roast garlic here.
Finely chopped parsley
How to Make A Compound Butter With Roasted Garlic and Parsley.
To be honest this is not really a recipe per se as it is a very simple procedure but hey here you go
Add the roasted garlic to a bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Then add the butter, mix to combine. Finally, add the finely chopped parsley and mix until well combined.
Transfer the compound butter to a parchment paper or cling film (plastic wrap) and roll into a log (Think salami size here)
Place the flavoured butter in the fridge or freezer to firm up until needed.
Compound Butter Variations
The world is your oyster with this flavoured butter, go wild or go home. Whatever herb or spice you feel like using in making your own compound butter. Make it sweet or savoury.
Try these combinations
Dill, lemon and lemon juice
Honey and cinnamon
Rosemary, chives, thyme, black pepper and basil to make delicious herb butter
Sage and roasted garlic
Chilli and smoked paprika
Maple syrup and bacon
Zest of orange, lime and lemon. It's so great on chicken and bread
Parmesan cheese and chives or parsley
Depending on the combination used, flavoured butter can be stored in the refrigerator for about 5 days up to 2 weeks and up to 6 months in the freezer.
Tips for Making Roasted Garlic Butter
- When making roasted garlic butter or any other compound butter it is important to note the following
- Use softened butter, this would save you a lot of hassles. Leave the butter overnight on the counter or at least one hour before use. Room temperature butter all the way! Soft to touch but not runny
- You don’t need a fancy gadget for this recipe, I only used one bowl and one fork. Make sure your roasted garlic is very soft as that would be very easy to work with.
- Use finely chopped herbs so it combines easily with the butter.
How to Use Compound Butter?
Drizzle on steak
Use and spread on homemade bread or dinner roll or even make roasted garlic bread
Melted this flavoured butter and use on roasted potatoes or potato salad.
Use on grilled meat, chicken or fish
Add to mashed potatoes.
Other Recipes on The Blog You Can Add Flavoured Butter To
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Roasted Garlic Butter (Compound Butter)
- mixing bowl
- 2 sticks butter softened or at room temperature
- 5 roasted garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
- Add the roasted garlic to a bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Then add the butter, mix to combine. Finally, add the finely chopped parsley and mix until well combined.
- Transfer the compound butter to a parchment paper or cling film (plastic wrap) and roll into a log (Think salami size here)
- Place the flavoured butter in the fridge or freezer to firm up until needed.
- Use salted or unsalted butter.
- Store in the fridge for up to 5 days if you added fresh fruits or bacon and up to 2 weeks for fresh herbs. This flavoured butter would last up to 6 months in the freezer. Cut them into managable chunks before storing in the freezer
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