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.

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Recipe Summary

Makes 1 cup, enough for 16 steaks


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; calories from fat 96%; protein 0.2g; fat 5.8g; saturated fat 3.6g; carbohydrates 0.6g; fiber 0.2g; sodium 1.7mg; cholesterol 16mg.