Compound butters are one of the fanciest (and easiest) ways to create a stunning and cohesive meal-- and are made a little bit easier by utilizing our spice blends! The basic idea is to soften butter, and mix it with a wide array of fresh ingredients and spices, before wrapping it and allowing it to sit for 2 hours or more. Then, you have a richly flavored butter that can be added on top of fish, steak, potatoes, corn on the cob, or slathered onto a hot roll. So simple, so classy, and so much fun to play around with what you add in! When I set out our the butters from these recipes and some bread for our salt crew, the baguette was GONE day 1. It's addictive in the best way!
- Wait until your stick or half stick of butter is softened to a workable room temperature. Throw the butter and seasonings into a bowl large enough to mix in, and work the butter until the seasonings are thoroughly incorporated.
- Cut a sheet of plastic wrap, parchment paper or beeswax wrap and set on the counter.
- Spoon the butter onto the plastic, parchment, or beeswax wrap, and shape until it resembles a small log. Twist the remaining ends of the wrap to secure it.
- Set in the fridge for at least two hours, and then unwrap to reveal beautiful coins of butter.