Compound Garlic Butter is a great way to get the fresh garlic taste combined with homemade butter. You’re going to learn a simple way to make compound herb butter that is perfect with Italian bread, meats, or just to have a yummy fresh flavor. (It’s so much better than regular butter!)
The best part about making this homemade garlic herb butter is that it’s a delicious compound butter that you can present in a fancy way! I love putting this on top of steaks and it’s seriously the perfect topping for homemade garlic bread, too! It’s an amazing flavor that blows plain butter out of the water!
If you’re a fan of this simple butter recipe, be sure to check out my Mediterranean Herb Seasoning Blend Perfect For Chicken as well as my 15 Common Cooking Herbs!
Once you make this soft butter recipe, say “so long” to that store-bought stick of butter! The log shape makes it unique and is perfect for cutting off and adding to your foods.
Why you’ll love this Garlic Herb Compound Butter
- It’s easy to make with just a few ingredients!
- It’s incredibly versatile – you can use it on practically anything!
- It adds a delicious flavor to whatever you’re cooking!
- Olive Oil – Coconut oil or avocado oil could be used as well.
- Shallots – Mince them up so that they’re a small texture.
- Cloves Garlic – If you don’t have fresh raw garlic, you can use minced jarred garlic as well.
- Butter – I like to use salted butter but unsalted works, too.
- Fresh Chives – Using lots of fresh herbs is key.
- Flat Leaf Parsley – Pairs perfectly with the chives.
How To Make this Garlic Compound Butter Recipe
The full list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
Step One: Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Step Two: Once the oil is hot, add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Step Three: Remove the shallots and garlic from heat and allow them to cool completely.
Step Four: Place the butter in a small bowl. Add the shallots, garlic, chives, and parsley. Add salt to taste, up to 1 teaspoon if using unsalted butter. (You can omit using salted butter if desired.)
Step Five: Stir to combine.
Step Six: Scoop the butter mixture onto a square of parchment paper and wrap the parchment paper around to form a cylinder. Roll the parchment paper-covered butter to form a cylinder of butter.
Step Seven: Place in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes, until ready to serve.
This shallot butter can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. Just make sure to keep it in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out.
Variations For Recipe
- If you’re not a fan of shallots, you can substitute them for another type of onion.
- If you want to add a little bit of spice to your shallot butter, try adding some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.
- For a sweeter compound of butter, add a tablespoon or two of honey. Homemade honey butter is divine!
Shallot butter is a compound butter made with shallots, butter, and sometimes other ingredients like herbs or spices. It’s a great way to add flavor to your meals.
You can use shallot butter in all sorts of ways. Spread it on toast, use it as a dip for vegetables, or add it to cooked dishes like pasta or rice.
Shallot butter will last in the fridge for up to a week. Just keep it in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out.
Yes, shallot butter can be frozen. Just place it in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to six months. Just wrap it in a piece of plastic wrap before adding it to the freezer.
What to Serve With Shallot Butter
There are so many possibilities when it comes to roasted garlic butter! Here are a few of our favorites:
- Roasted vegetables: shallot butter is the perfect finishing touch for green beans, roasted carrots, Brussels sprouts, or sweet potatoes.
- Grilled meats: try shallot butter on grilled chicken, steak, or fish.
- Pasta dishes: shallot butter is a delicious way to flavor pasta, rice, or quinoa.
- Sandwiches: shallot butter makes a great sandwich spread or condiment.
- Baked goods: shallot butter is delicious on dinner rolls, biscuits, muffins, or even pancakes!
- And let’s not forget that it’s amazing on top of mashed potatoes!
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Compound Garlic Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 minced Shallots minced
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- ½ cup Butter,softened (can be unsalted if you prefer)
- 2 Tablespoons chives Fresh, minced
- 2 Tablespoons Flat Leaf Parsley also known as Italian parsley, minced
- Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Remove the shallots and garlic from heat and allow to cool completely.
- Place the butter in a small bowl.
- Add the shallots, garlic, chives, and parsley.
- Add salt to taste, up to 1 teaspoon if using unsalted butter. (You can omit using salted butter if desired.)
- Stir to combine.
- Scoop the butter mixture onto a square of parchment paper and wrap the parchment paper around to form a cylinder.
- Roll the parchment paper-covered butter to form a cylinder of butter.
- Place in the fridge to set at least 30 minutes, until ready to serve.
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