Time: 20 minutes, plus 30 minutes to chill. Compound butter (butter blended with flavorings) is a great and simple way to add taste and texture to a dish.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Finely shredded zest of 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Whirl ingredients in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Lay a piece of plastic wrap on a work surface. Using a rubber spatula, scrape butter lengthwise onto plastic. Lift top edge of plastic up and over butter to meet bottom edge of plastic. Roll butter toward you, evening it out into a log about 4 in. long. Twist ends of plastic to seal. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
Remove plastic and slice off 1/4-in. portions (1 tbsp.) to serve over steaks.
Make ahead: Up to 1 week chilled, or up to 1 month frozen, wrapped in several layers of plastic.