Have you ever been out in a restaurant & had a "flavored" butter with your bread? Well, the
fancy name for it is actually compound butter & it is extremely easy to make at home! Compound butter is a great way to spruce up your meals - put it on bread, pasta, steak, etc. All of it will have more flavor & your guests will be impressed. For Ian's birthday, I got together with my friend Jessica and we made a five course meal for our guys! Jessica's fiancé's birthday is in September as well, so it worked out great! You can check out more information about our five course mealhere.
Without further ado:
1 Stick of unsalted Butter
1 Tablespoon minced rosemary
1 Tablespoon minced sage
1 Tablespoon minced thyme
Step 1: Make sure your butter is extremely soft and then cut into cubes.
Step 2: Add the butter to a blender, or a hand mixer.
Step 3: Add your herbs and a pinch of salt (to taste).
Step 4: Blend until the compound butter looks whipped. You might have to stop a few times and scrape the herbs from the side and bottom so that it all gets mixed in good.
Step 5: Put it in a serving dish, or bowl and wrap it in plastic. Leave it in the fridge until an hour or two before served. Voilà!