Easy Garlic Butter recipe - and more...

Learn how easy it is to make your own flavored butters at home including the popular garlic and tarragon recipe, lemon and dill and maple chipotle.

Also called compound butters, the flavor combinations you create and blend is only limited by your imagination and the ingredients you decide to use.

The process to make all flavored butters is the same so we'll describe that in the step-by-step instructions below. 

homemade garlic butter recipe

It's the ingredients that change so it's easiest to show how to make them all using the basic garlic and tarragon recipe.

This particular recipe is awesome when your grilling corn on the cob but can also be used on anything including vegetables, grilled steak or fish.

The lemon and dill flavored butter is to die for on grilled white fish like halibut or haddock.

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Garlic Butter with Tarragon

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 lb softened butter
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon leaves

Lemon and Dill butter

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 lb softened butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (or 2 tablespoons dried dill weed)
  • zest of one lemon (about 3 tablespoons)

Follow these general instructions for all the flavored butter recipes above.

compound butter

Step 1:
Choose the flavor ingredients from the selections above.

In a small mixing bowl add the ingredients to the softened butter.

making garlic butter

Stir well to fully combine all the ingredients.

Step 2:
Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on your work surface. Cover this with an equal size of waxed paper.

Deposit the combined ingredients in the center of the waxed paper.

waxed paper for butter
softened garlic butter

Fold one long end of plastic wrap/waxed paper over the butter so both long ends meet. Wrap in the edges until they touch the butter at both ends.

Carefully begin rolling it up tightly in the paper to form a log. Make sure none of the ingredients leak out!

homemade garlic butter
roll garlic butter

Step 3:
Refrigerate the flavored butter log at least an hour. 

When ready, remove the plastic wrap and slice down through the waxed paper to make discs.

Place the sliced garlic butter discs in a serving bowl or plate or just add to any recipe you wish.

If using with grilled steak then place a disc on a cooked steak as soon as it comes off the grill and while it rests under aluminum foil.


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