Flavored Butters

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

Preparation

Stir desired recipe ingredients into 1/2 cup butter, softened; cover and chill 8 hours.

Jalapeño Butter: 2 garlic cloves, pressed; 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced; and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro. Serve on baked potatoes, rice, or chicken.

Herb Butter: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley. Serve on assorted steamed vegetables, fish, or chicken.

Seafood Butter: 2 teaspoons grated onion and 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning. Serve on any seafood or on baked potatoes.

Chipotle Pepper Butter: 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Serve on rice, baked potatoes, chicken, or pork chops.

Citrus Butter: 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind and 1 tablespoon grated orange rind. Serve on any seafood, chicken, or pasta.

Honey Butter: 2 tablespoons honey and 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind. Serve on sweet potatoes, waffles, winter squash, or ham.

Pecan Butter: 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted. Serve on pancakes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, or gingerbread.

Mediterranean Butter: 3 tablespoons minced pitted kalamata olives; 1 garlic clove, minced; and 2 tablespoons basil olive oil. Serve on sliced French bread for an easy appetizer or on pasta, fish, or chicken.

Lemon-Anchovy Butter: 2 teaspoons anchovy paste, 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Serve on seafood.

Lemon Pepper Butter: 1 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Serve on steak, fish, chicken, or shrimp.

Sesame Butter: 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, 1 teaspoon grated lime rind, and 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil. Serve on shrimp, sweet potatoes, or grilled chicken.

Cranberry Butter: 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce. Serve on sweet potatoes, waffles, or ham.

Bourbon Butter: 2 tablespoons bourbon. Serve on pork chops or ham, toasted pound cake, waffles, or sweet potato biscuits

Pesto Butter: 2 tablespoons pesto. Serve on chicken breasts, baked potatoes, assorted steamed vegetables, or pasta.

Blue Cheese Butter: 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese. Serve with crackers as an hors d'oeuvre or on baked potatoes or steaks.

Chili Butter: 1 tablesppon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper. Serve on warm tortillas or stir into refried beans or rice.

Blackberry Butter: 2 tablespoons blackberry jam. Serve on waffles, pancakes, or ham.

Nora Henshaw, Okemah, Oklahoma,

Southern Living

December 1997
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