All-Purpose Herbed Butter

"Great all-purpose herbed butter to keep on hand for all kinds of uses; serve with corn on the cob recipe #147254 or recipe #119749; top sizzling hot steaks, chicken, or fish; butter hot cooked veggies; buns and breads toasted or not; cooking rice; roasting potatoes; hot cooked pasta. Adjust seasonings to taste."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
1 cup




  • Whip room temperature butter with a fork in a bowl.
  • Blend in parsley, chives or green onion, garlic if using, thyme, lemon juice, and white pepper to taste.
  • On wax paper, shape mixture into a log. Wrap again in plastic wrap and chill until serving time. Or just use plastic wrap but wrap the log twice.
  • Chill in refrigerator until serving time.
  • Or bag, label with date, and freeze. To use, simply slice off as much as you need, then rewrap and store remainder in freezer until needed next time.

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  1. Great recipe, very easy to make. Goes great with hot bread as well as steamed veggies. I've also used this along with some parmesan cheese mixed into couscous. Works well with everything I've tried so far. Seems to keep nicely in the freezer.
  2. So far, I've only tried this on hot French bread, and it was really great. The herbs work well together, no flavor overpowers any of the others. I froze the remainder and look forward to using it in the future.
  3. I love compounded butters and this is no exception. I made as written after having a party in my herb garden. I picked parsley, garlic chives, thyme and even a sage leaf for interest. I paused near the rosemary and dill but decided that might be overkill. ;-) The butter is all whipped up and twiddling its thumbs in the fridge waiting for the breadmaker to do its job. Thanks for yet another great recipe!


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