Butter Magic Sauce
photo by Faux Chef Lael
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup butter (one stick is a half cup. I have not tried this with margarine.)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt (more or less to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cajun seasoning (I like Tony Chachere's or Emiril's Essence but feel free to make your own)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon smoked paprika (always use a high quality paprika, otherwise it has no flavor and you're just adding it for color)
- Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave for approximately 10 - 20 seconds. You want it to be very soft but not liquefied. Do not overheat it or it will separate and the other ingredients will sink straight to the bottom.
- Stir the butter until it is a smooth, creamy consistency. Add the other ingredients and stir. Enjoy!
- You can refrigerate any leftover butter and use it again. When you reheat, follow the same rules as above. We find that the butter has better flavor on the second use, so you may want to make it ahead of time and let it "steep" in the fridge.
- I use dried herbs and spices, but feel free to use fresh if you have them. Everything is better fresh. Just remember to use double the amount of herbs.
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I'm an artist and I work from home, so I love to have the smell of something delicious cooking in the background while I'm working. Cooking is the way that I show love to my family and friends -- I get that from my Southern grandma, who always made amazing meals for our large extended family. Since I learned to cook from her, I always end up making meals that could feed a small army. Down home, old fashioned, comfort foods that make lots of leftovers are my specialty. I love to eat any kind of ethnic food but I'm just learning to cook from different cultures. My favorite place in the world is New Orleans, so I love to make Cajun and Creole food. I call myself the Faux Chef because I don't have the talent to be a chef but I try really hard. My problem is, I never measure anything (thanks, Grandma!) which makes me TERRIBLE at baking.