Herb Butter

Herb butter
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings

Herb butter is great to use in any dish that benefits from the addition of herbs: pasta, steamed vegetables, fish, etc. Herb butter is easy to make and keeps well in your freezer. It's great to keep on hand for jazzing up those last minute meals.


  • 4 oz. Butter (1 stick) (softened)
  • 1/4 Cup Herbs (your choice) (finely chopped)
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Sea Salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Any combination of herbs will do here. Trying a mixture of any of the following: tarragon, chives, parsley, dill, rosemary, thyme, sage, dill or use a single herb. Chop the herbs as fine as possible.
  3. Cream the butter and herbs together with a fork. Add the lemon juice and salt to taste.
  4. On a piece of plastic wrap, shape the butter into a log about one inch in diameter. Wrap the log in plastic.
  5. The butter will keep in the refrigerator for a week or a month in the freezer.
  6. When you're ready to use it, just slice off a piece and place directly on the hot food. If the butter is frozen, let it warm slightly before using.

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