|On Left: Garlic, Chili, Parsely & Lemon Butter On Right: Rosemary & Garlic Butter|
1) garlic-chili-parsley-lemon zest butter
2) Garlic & Rosemary Butter
but these are just ideas, you can really compound any combination of flavors you'd like to!
Compounded Garlic Butter
1 whole garlic bulb roasted (cut off top, drizzle with oil and bake 45 minutes)
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter softened to room temperature
3 Tablespoons Chopped fresh herbs: examples: Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme, etc.
Optional add-ins: 1/4 - 1 teaspoon (to taste) : Grated lemon zest, chili flakes, pepper, etc.
plastic wrap or parchment paper & bakers/kitchen twine
On cutting board, smash 6-7 cloves of the roasted garlic.
In small mixing bowl add softened butter, smashed garlic and all of your chosen herbs and seasonings.
Mix till well blended with spatula.
On work surface place sheet of plastic wrap or parchment paper.
Put butter mixture in center of wrap/paper and shape into a 4-5 inch log.
Roll up butter in plastic wrap or parchment paper to a round log Tie off ends with twine if needed.
Refrigerate up to a week or can store in freezer up to a month.
Jan's tip: a roll of this homemade garlic butter would make a great gift in a basket with a loaf of french bread!