Roasted Garlic & Herb Flavored Butter

Yum

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Isn’t it beautiful?  I mean, just look at it.  All whipped and soft and herb like.

At the beginning of grilling season I get myself ready by making some batches of herbed butters.  I like to make a few different flavors.  This whipped butter has the most amazingly deep garlic flavor and that’s because the garlic is first roasted in the oven to bring out the intense but yet mild garlic flavor.

This one is my ultimate favorite because it goes with just about everything.

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Two of my favorite things to do with this butter is first to put it on top of my steak.  I mean …. seriously!   Nothing compares.

N~O~T~H~I~N~G~!

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But my runner up is to put it on some crusty bread from the bakery and bake it in the oven for about 30 minutes.  Oh my!   I think I could live on bread and butter, but I know what will happen to my thighs … so I don’t.

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What can you put this butter on?  Oh my gosh … salmon, steak (of course!), baked potatoes, bread, grilled corn, any kind of shell fish.  You can even use it while cooking instead of mincing or dicing garlic and cooking it, just use the flavored butter instead.

I usually put this on my dinner table with some fresh bread and it’s crazy how fast the bread will go because of the beautiful garlic butter on top.

Please feel free to double or even triple this recipe.  1 stick of butter will not go very far and I since I make it ONCE and use it all summer, I triple it.

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Roasted Garlic & Herb Flavored Butter

whipped light and airy roasted garlic and herb butter in small white dish

Ingredients

  • 2 heads roasted garlic
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives

Instructions

To roast the garlic:

  1. Take an entire head of garlic and slice it (almost like you’re slicing it in half) but just cut enough of the top off to expose the garlic inside
  2. Next place it in some aluminum foil and sprinkle it with some kosher sea salt and pepper and drizzle it with olive oil
  3. Wrap it up and bake them in a preheated oven at 375 for 40-45 minutes
  4. Once they have cooled a bit and you can touch them, just squeeze the garlic out

To make the butter:

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor, or mix by hand or a hand mixer. Just mix it.
  2. Place the softened butter in the middle of a piece of wax paper and start to shape it into a long log
  3. Twist the ends and you can now refrigerate and keep as long as regular butter

Notes

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Comments

  1. This garlic butter was amazing, I tried it on some steaks I made this weekend. I am going to link to it in one of my recipes.

  2. The one thing that I ALWAYS have on hand is compound butter made with roasted garlic and fresh herbs. My favorite is to mix a tablespoon in with my roasted spaghetti squash. It’s absolute heaven. I’ve even taught my 5 year old daughter how to make it already. She LOVES to cook and will enjoy trying out some of your recipes.

    • I’m going to try that with the spaghetti squash Lacie, it does sound like heaven. Thanks for your comment!

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