Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Herb Butter

Whenever I roast a chicken or turkey, I always make herb butter. It makes all the different in the world to massage the bird over and under the skin with that flavorful concoction. Herb butter can also add something special to a meal when spread onto a nice loaf of bread, as I'm doing with Menu #2! It's unexpected, and I think those extra touches help your guests know that you've really been looking forward to their visit. Another thing I like about herb butter is that it's very, very, very easy to make and to adapt to your personal preferences. Throw your favorite herbs in there, and, chances are, it'll turn out just great.  Here's a good formula for how to make your own variety, and then I'll share with you the one I made. For every stick of butter (or half a cup) you can add about 4 teaspoons of fresh herbs.

1/2 cup butter + 4 teaspoons favorite herbs = your herb butter
Herb Butter
Makes 1/2 cup

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix away until combined. Spread on some quality bread and eat!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! Funny how something so simple can be so impressive and so yummy. Thanks!