We don’t go out to eat often but when we do, it’s usually to a pretty nice restaurant, and one of my favorite parts of the meal is also one of the simplest – the butter they serve alongside bread. It may not seem like a big deal to some people, but really good butter can be just heavenly to me.
It’s simple to recreate at home. And so I give you my favorite herb butter! I am sure the herbs could be changed out with other combinations and such, but I actually think the combination of herbs I used this time around was what really made this great for me so I highly recommend them if possible.
Compound Herb Butter
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-2 cloves garlic, very finely minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely minced
1 teaspoon fresh dill, finely minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely minced
1/2-3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well with a spoon until combined and all ingredients are evenly incorporated. To serve, pipe butter into small serving dishes with a decorative pastry tip. Alternatively, place the butter mixture onto plastic wrap, form into a log, wrap tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve. Allow butter to come to room temperature before serving so it is spreadable.
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