How to make herb butter and flavour ideas
Herb butter or compound butter is extremely easy to make, and it can turn any simple meal into one to remember. Adding a knob of herb butter is most often thought of when cooking steak, but it also works for everything from chicken and fish, to potatoes, green vegetables and beans. It's also a perfect condiment for barbecues – think chargrilled corn brushed with garlic and paprika butter, or lamb skewers with rosemary and lemon butter. Even a simple piece of crusty bread is turned into a decadent bite with just a bit of herb butter.
Compound butter is also a fantastic way to use up leftover herbs. Herb butter will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer, so if you have a bunch of herbs wilting away, we’ll teach you what to do.