Compound Butter- Basil Garlic


Introduction: Compound Butter- Basil Garlic

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Things You’ll Need

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Fresh Basil
  • Dried Red Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Sea Salt
  • Wax Paper

Step 1: Flavors

Tip #1 Don’t be afraid to get messy!

First bring a stick of butter to room temperature. Then finely chop the basil, garlic, and dried pepper.

Step 2: Mash It Up!

Next cube the butter and place into a small bowl.

Mix in the rest of the ingredients, add a little salt, and form a ball. Make sure all of the ingredients are well incorporated and that butter is smooth.

Step 3: Serving and Suggestions

Place ball of butter onto center of a piece of wax paper, fold it over the top and pull back to form a log shape.

Twist the ends and place into fridge until ready for use!


  • Great on steaks to give it that little extra flare!
  • Use it to make the perfect garlic bread for any Italian meal
  • Great to gift for housewarming presents, and you can make compound butters using whatever ingredients you want.

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    I have also used edible flowers in my compound butter recipe. It just adds some bright color.

    Great job, I added other herbs and became more wonderful. Congratulations!!!

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    You can also get a thin hamburger patty then slice a thin slice of the butter and place it untop the thin patty. Then you add another thin patty untop of the other and sandwich the butter in between while squishing the edges of the two pattys together to make one patty with butter in between.Been doing this for years, it makes THE juiciest burgers ever plus they are packed with flavor from the herbs and spices. None of my friends know my secret :)

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    I do the same thing with blue cheese, thyme, and garlic... killer on grilled ribeye. For some reason I never thought of other flavors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    That sounds awesome!! I've been playing with cilantro, lime zest, and chili peppers too!

    Oh my, amazing! I want that on some breadsticks right away! Great job! :)