Lemon Thyme Butter

"Can be used on poultry, steamed veggies, etc."
photo by Annacia photo by Annacia
photo by Annacia
Ready In:
1 cup butter




  • Blend lemon zest and garlic in food processor until finely chopped.
  • Add butter, mustard, lemon juice, scallions, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper, and process.
  • Can be made 2 days ahead; bring to room temp before using.

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  1. Sydney Mike
    Absolutely great on the green beans that I made the other day, & I've also enjoyed it with broccoli & cauliflower as well as pasta!! This was definitely something out of the ordinary for us & I think I'll be keeping this recipe around! Many thanks! [Tagged & made in 1-2-3 Hits tag]
  2. LARavenscroft
    This was wonderful on cooked carrots. First time I've used a savory flavored butter. Didn't know what I was missing! I did scale this down to 1/4 cup. Will definitely make the whole recipe next time and freeze it as another reviewer did. Made for the winner of 1~2~3 Hits It's Not Easy Being Green ~ March 2010.
  3. JackieOhNo!
    I love flavored butters and this one did not disappoint! It was delicious over a grilled New York strip steak! I halved the recipe and it made plenty. I froze the leftover butter for future use. I can't wait to try it on some asparagus! Thanks for sharing this.
  4. Annacia
    Mmmmmmmarvelous. I made a half amount using grainy Dijon, dried thyme (it's what I have) and smoked paprika. Large dollops graced a New York Strip and it's friend the baked potato. I promise you that the meal was better than you would get in a steakhouse and cost a whole lot less :D. It's no difficult thing to make and boy oh boy is it ever worth it! Made for Photo Tag.


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