Compound butter is a combination of butter and two or more ingredients that can be savory or sweet. There are countless options for creating compound butter. For savory, a combination of herbs (fresh) with a touch of citrus such as lemon, lime, or vinegar is always a favorite. To spice it up, just add a little diced jalapeno or add a smoky flavor with paprika. If sweet is the goal, add a little maple syrup and cinnamon. Whatever the combination, it is a simple way to add some flavorful complexity to your culinary experience.
Savory compound butters are wonderful on steak, chicken, fish and vegetables. Sweet compound butters are wonderful on muffins, pancakes, waffles or just a great piece of toast. So, use your imagination and start creating some tasty combinations.
To make it, simply put softened butter in a food processor with your chosen ingredients. Once combined, put it on parchment paper and form logs rolled within the parchment paper. Refrigerate or freeze it depending upon anticipated usage. Enjoy!