Compound Your Pleasure

How to Make Compound Butter

11 ways to use compound butter on warm bread, veggies, or as a finishing garnish on meat & fish

Compound butters are very easy to make and a great way to impress dinner guests. Simply add any herb, spice or another ingredient you like the flavour of, to softened butter, then blend and chill. You can use compound butter anywhere you’d use regular butter, such as on warm bread, on corn on the cob, or as a finishing garnish on a steak. Here are a few additions and what it goes best with.

1. Add fresh or dried herbs
Use it on: Meats, poultry, fish, veggies, starches, bread

2. Add capers
Use it on: Fish, poultry

3. Add fresh garlic                                                     
Use it on: Meats, poultry, fish, veggies, starches, bread

4. Add citrus zest                                                       
Use it on: Meats, fish, veggies, starches

5. Add chili peppers
Use it on: Meats, poultry, fish, veggies, starches

6. Add grated Parmesan cheese                             
Use it on: Meats, poultry, veggies, starches

7. Add finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes             
Use it on: Meats, poultry, fish, veggies, starches, bread

8. Add finely chopped olives                                     
Use it on: Meats, poultry, fish, veggies, starches, bread

9. Add finely chopped dried figs                               
Use it on: Bread, muffins, other baked things

10. Add maple sugar                                                   
Use it on: Bread, muffins, other baked things

11. Add raisins, currants, dried cranberries                   
Use it on: Bread, muffins, other baked things

Signe Langford
Signe Langford

From Hudson, Quebec, now living in Port Hope, Ontario, Signe is a restaurant chef-turned-writer who tells award-winning stories and creates delicious recipes for such publications as: LCBO’s Food & Drink, Manna Pro Hearty Homestead, The Harvest Commission, and Today’s Parent; she published her first book – Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs; Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden with 100 Recipes – in 2015. She studied Fine Art History and Humanities at the University of Toronto, and York University; she graduated with honours from OCAD University; she earned her Wine Specialist Certificate from George Brown College.

www.signelangford.com

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