Three Compound Butters

Recipe courtesy Chuck Hughes
Show: Chuck's Day Off Episode: The Hottest Day Ever
TOTAL TIME: 50 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 2 pounds compound butter
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Garlic Chive Butter
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound lightly salted butter, room temperature
  • Handful of fresh chives, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Lime Butter
  • 1/2 pound lightly salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 limes, the finely grated zest of 1 lime, and the juice of 2
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Smoked Paprika Butter
  • 1/2 pound lightly salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Dash of hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
  • Pinch sea salt
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      Directions

      To make the garlic chive butter: Mince the garlic and add to the soft butter in a bowl. Mince the fresh chives, and add. Squeeze the lemon juice over top. Add a pinch of salt. Stir to incorporate. Place half of the compound butter on a piece of wax paper, shape into a log and roll up, twisting the ends to secure shut. Place the other half on another wax paper sheet, roll up, and refrigerate.

      To make the lime butter: Combine the butter, lime zest and lime juice in a small bowl, Stir to combine. Place the butter on a piece of wax paper, shape into a log and roll up, twisting the ends to secure shut, and refrigerate.

      To make the smoked paprika butter:
      Combine the butter, paprika, hot sauce and salt in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Place the butter on a piece of wax paper, shape into a log and roll up, twisting the ends to secure shut, and refrigerate.

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