Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
40 mins
1 cup flavored butter


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix the softened butter with additions for one flavored butter below. Chill 20 minutes.

  • On waxed paper, plastic wrap, or parchment paper, roll butter into a 6- or 7-inch-long log. Roll up in paper and chill. Store in a refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in a freezer several months.

Basil-Lemon Butter:

Add 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots, 2 tablespoons snipped parsley or basil, and 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel.

Chipotle-Lime Butter:

Add 2 minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 3 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro, and 2 teaspoons grated lime peel.

Blue Cheese Butter:

Add 4 ounces softened blue cheese, 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives, and 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper.

Parmesan-Garlic Butter:

Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, and 2 tablespoons snipped parsley.

Suggested Uses for Butters:

Basil-Lemon Butter:a.) Place a slice of the butter on hot grilled or broiled fish.b.) Toss with grilled shrimp. Add some hot cooked pasta and grilled vegetables and you have a meal.c.) Add a few slices to pan juices after sautéing fish or chicken for a quick pan sauce.d.) Combine 2 to 3 slices with 1/4-cup wine to steam shellfish (mussels and clams) and get a great dipping sauce.Chipotle-Lime Butter: a.) Serve with grilled, steamed or boiled corn on the cob.b.) Toss with cooked cut corn or green beans.c.) Stir into cooked rice for a quick side. d.) Goes great on baked or mashed sweet potatoes.e.) Substitute a few tablespoons for equal amount of shortening in your favorite biscuit recipe.Blue Cheese Butter: a.) Top grilled steaks or burgers with a slice of the butter.b.) Spread on hot broiled or grilled slices of Italian bread for a quick appetizer.c.) Substitute equally for the shortening in your favorite biscuit recipe.d.) Toss with hot cooked pasta, broccoli and toasted walnuts.e.) Use as spread in roast beef sandwiches.Parmesan-Garlic Butter:a.) Top grilled steaks and burgers with a slice of the butter.b.) Toss with grilled vegetables.c.) Use to make garlic bread on the grill or in the oven.d.) Spread on skinless boneless chicken breasts the last few minutes of grilling.e.) Spread on hot grilled hamburger buns.