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Lemon-Basil Butter

Yield Makes 1 1/2 cups
Serve this compound butter with seafood, or as a spread for bread or baked potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 3 shallots
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Process shallots in food processor until finely chopped. Add butter; process until well blended. Add remaining ingredients. Pulse until basil is finely chopped and evenly distributed.

  2. Roll mixture into a 1-inch log on wax paper. Wrap and chill until firm. Cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place a slice on each serving of fresh, cooked fish.