Prep 12 mins
Cook 0 mins
A compound butter is butter that has been flavored by blending softened butter together with various ingredients. These can be savory or sweet.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄4 cup pitted chopped kalamata olive
- In a medium-size bowl, whip 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature) until fluffy.
- Combine the softened butter and other ingredients together until they are completely blended.
- For the flavor to better penetrate the butter, allow it to stand at cool room temperature for a few hours before refrigerating.
- Compound butters may be stored in freezer, tightly wrapped. Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water for cutting the frozen butter.
Made exactly as written for Newest Zaar Tag, I chilled this tasty butter w/o taking time to make a log because I was impatient for a taste test. I slathered it on poppy seed buns (both cold from the fridge & on warmed buns) to accompany spaghetti. We loved it both ways (see photos). While prob more classic for use w/bread, I also think it would be excellent added to cous cous as a side dish or served over chicken w/capers & lemon juice added to create a tasty variation of chicken piccata. Thx for posting this one, Annacia. It will certainly get a lot of use at our house. :-)