Peppy Basil Butter

Southern Living
Our Food staff especially liked this and Balsamic-Apricot Butter with the Steamed Fresh Artichokes. You can also brush either sauce on steamed artichoke halves in place of olive oil, salt, and pepper before grilling.
Makes about 1/3 cup


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1/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper


Prep: 5 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes

Microwave butter in a microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 30 to 45 seconds or until melted and hot. Stir in basil, salt, and red pepper. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Created date

February 2009