Three Compound Butters

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 pounds compound butter
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Ingredients

Garlic Chive Butter

6 cloves garlic

1 pound lightly salted butter, room temperature

Juice of 1 lemon

Handful of fresh chives, finely chopped

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

Freshly ground black pepper

Smoked Paprika Butter

2 to 3 teaspoons smoked paprika

Dash of hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)

Directions

  1. 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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