Soft bunsgolden brown leaven toast, and crispy french bread have finally met their ideal partner. This garlic butter is smooth, slightly salty and very garlicky, with a little lemon zest and lots of chopped parsley for added freshness. Garlic butter is a compound butter, which is really just a fancy way of describing butter that has additional flavorings, sweet or savory, added to it. The high amount of fat in butter makes it the perfect way to add flavor to your food. We have also red wine butter, Tuscan butterand maple butter if you want to expand your collection of compound butters.
Don’t stop at bread! Garlic butter is also delicious on a grilled steak or tossed into hot pasta, mashed potatoes, or melted on grilled vegetables. To make the butter easier to slice, lay it on a sheet of plastic wrap, roll it into a log shape, and twist the ends to seal them.
If you don’t have fresh parsley on hand, it will also work well with chives or even dried herbs. Try adding dried basil and oregano to give your garlic butter an Italian flavor profile, or add a little dried dill and a sprinkle of za’atar seasoning. You can also enhance the flavor of garlic by roast the garlic before crushing it in the butter.
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, then freeze to extend shelf life up to 6 weeks.
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