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7 Magical Flavored Butters

Homemade flavored butters are so handy to have stored in the fridge or freezer, ready to add a creamy pop of flavour to meat, fish or vegetables – or melted slowly into freshly baked bread or toast.

We have a collection here for you to choose from, for any occasion and any dish. There’s a range of zesty, tangy, refreshing, warm and spicy flavors to get you adventuring and experimenting with. Hopefully, they’ll give you a taste of how much better homemade butter is, and a bit of incentive to make some flavours of your own.

These flavoured butters are all easy to make and take just a couple of minutes and a few key ingredients. You’ll want to take your plain unsalted butter out of the fridge quite a while before you start so that the butter reaches room temperature and is soft enough to mix with.

While you’re at it, make double the amount and store an extra batch in the freezer. Next time you’re planning a barbecue or corn on the cob or baked potatoes, you’ll have a surprise up your sleeve that no one will have tried before.

Garlic and Chives Butter

  • Servings: As needed
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 100g softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2-3 teaspoons chives, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, ensuring that they are well combined
  2. Place on a large piece of plastic wrap or baking paper
  3. Form into a long sausage and roll up
  4. Store in the refrigerator until it hardens
  5. Slice into rounds and place over hot food
  6. Freezes well
  7. Good with steak or fish, and over corn

Lemon and Soy Butter

  • Servings: As needed
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 100g softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, ensuring that they are well combined
  2. Place on a large piece of plastic wrap or baking paper
  3. Form into a long sausage and roll up
  4. Store in the refrigerator until it hardens
  5. Slice into rounds and place over hot food
  6. Freezes well
  7. Good on fish, steak and lamb chops

Feta and Herb Butter

  • Servings: As needed
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 100g softened butter
  • 2 wheels of feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped herbs of your choice or a mix of a few of them
  • 1 teaspoon garlic finely chopped

Directions

  1. Mash the feta and other ingredients into the butter until well combined
  2. Place on a large piece of plastic wrap or baking paper
  3. Form into a long sausage and roll up
  4. Store in the refrigerator until it hardens
  5. Slice into rounds and place over hot food
  6. Freezes well
  7. Goes well with corn, vegetables, baked potatoes, steak and lamb chops

Cumin and Chilli Butter

  • Servings: As needed
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 100g softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes (or amount to your liking)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley or coriander

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the cumin) in a bowl, ensuring that they are well combined
  2. Place on a large piece of plastic wrap
  3. Form into a long sausage
  4. Sprinkle the cumin over the sausage and on to the plastic wrap
  5. Roll the butter on to the cumin on the plastic wrap and wrap up
  6. Store in the refrigerator until it hardens
  7. Slice into rounds and place over hot food
  8. Freezes well
  9. Great with fish, steak, lamb chops and baked potato

Sun-dried Tomato, Basil and Parmesan Butter

  • Servings: As needed
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 100g softened butter
  • 50g finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 10 basil leaves finely chopped
  • 2 sundried tomatoes finely chopped

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, ensuring that they are well combined
  2. Place on a large piece of plastic wrap
  3. Form into a long sausage and roll up
  4. Store in the refrigerator until it hardens
  5. Slice into rounds and place over hot food
  6. Freezes well
  7. Goes well with meat, vegetables and pasta

Cafe De Paris Butter

Ingredients

  • 100g softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers chopped
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, ensuring that they are well combined
  2. Place on a large piece of plastic wrap
  3. Form into a long sausage and roll up
  4. Store in the refrigerator until it hardens
  5. Slice into rounds and place over hot food
  6. Freezes well
  7. The winning butter for steak or chops

Anchovy Butter

Ingredients

  • 150g softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 anchovy fillets drained and finely chopped

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, ensuring that they are well combined
  2. Place on a large piece of plastic wrap
  3. Form into a long sausage and roll up
  4. Store in the refrigerator until it hardens
  5. Slice into rounds and place over hot food
  6. Freezes well
  7. You’ll want to use this butter on everything! For a cheat, you can use anchovy paste in place of anchovy fillets – ½ teaspoon of Anchovy Paste replaces 1 anchovy fillet.
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10/21/2021 11:22 am GMT
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