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Assorted Compound Butters

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by Chef Didi Davis

A compound butter is a flavored butter used as a sauce on anything from soup to pancakes.  It makes a versatile topping and stores well in the refrigerator or freezer. The basic recipe for compound butter is simple: mix enough unsalted butter with whatever flavoring you choose. Vary the flavors to suit your tastes, but don’t forget the salt!!
The Classic Garlic Butter
8 TB (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 TB chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp. fine grain sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and set aside for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.  Use at room temperature to spread on corn on the cob or to make garlic bread.
didi davis food Salt Blend Butter
Season 8 TB (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature, with our favorite salt blends for corn on the cob. You may also add herbs of choice and some garlic or chopped shallots (but not to the Vanilla Salt!):
Aleppo Chile Salt
Smoked Paprika Salt (spicy or regular)
Vanilla Salt
Porcini Salt

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