If you’re wondering how to make herb butter, I have great news… It’s so easy! This recipe for easy herb butter works perfectly to serve with a variety of dishes from grilled steak to a simple piece of bread.
How To Make Herb Butter
Making herb butter takes only a few minutes and you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often.
Before you start, gather your ingredients and be sure to soften your butter. To soften the butter, let it sit out at room temperature for about an hour. We don’t suggest putting it in the microwave.
Lovely fresh herbs are the key to a delicious herb butter. The herbs in this recipe are totally customizable. You could also add lemon peel, garlic, shallot, sun-dried tomato, or whatever you like.
Finely chop all the herbs, and add them to the softened butter. You can use kitchen shears to make this step even easier.
Stir to combine, taste, and add salt and pepper to your liking.
You can serve immediately as a softer spread or cool in the fridge if you’d like it firmer.
How To Serve Herb Butter
Herb butter is delicious on top of grilled meat or seafood. It gives a huge pop of flavor and freshness!
To make your Thanksgiving turkey even tastier, lift up the skin, and spread some of the butter underneath before roasting.
You could also stir it into hot pasta or rice, spread it on warm crusty bread, or toss it with cooked vegetables. Herb butter is also wonderful to serve with your homemade gluten-free bread. Adding it to a simple pasta or rice dish can be a smart way to save money on a meatless dinner night.
For a prettier presentation, you can form it into a log while it’s still soft, place in the refrigerator until it’s firm, and slice it into rounds.
Easy Herb Butter Recipe
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
- ¼ cup fresh sage leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional
- Finely chop all the herbs, and add them to the softened butter.
- Stir to combine, taste, and add salt and pepper to your liking.
- Serve immediately as a softer spread or place in the fridge to firm up.
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