Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder
Episode: The Butter Show
Maitre d'Hotel Butter
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup/110 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, optional
  • Pinch paprika or cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Beat the butter, lemon juice, parsley, mustard, paprika and salt and pepper together. Roll into a sausage in parchment paper and chill. Serve rounds on grilled or poached fish or meats. 

Other compound butter ideas... 

Horseradish Butter: Mix 3 tablespoons horseradish with 1/2 cup/125 g butter, salt and pepper. 

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Butter: Mix 6 to 8 sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped finely, and 1 tablespoon chopped basil with 1/2 cup/125 g butter, salt and pepper. 

Fresh Herb Butter: Mix 1 tablespoon each of chopped dill, parsley, thyme, chives, mint and basil, and the zest of 1 lemon with 1/2 cup/125 g butter, salt and pepper.

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