Compound butter is a great thing to keep on hand to spice up your everyday cooking. It can be substituted in numerous recipes like a baked chicken, grilled sirloin, sautéed vegetables, or a myriad of sauces. Below are a few examples of compound butters that you might find tasty
Ginger Lemon Butter
Garlic Herb Butter
Cracked Pepper Blue Cheese Butter
The easiest way to make a compound butter is to let the butter set on the counter until it is soft, then fine dice your ingredients, for a traditional stick of butter you will want 1-2 Tablespoons of ingredients. Then mix ingredients and butter together. Spoon mixture onto plastic wrap, leaving one inch on each end and roll into a log shape. Refrigerate your butter, it will hold as long as regular butter will.