Compound Butter

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    ½ cup

    • Difficulty


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By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2011

  • About

Compound butter combines butter’s rich texture and various dynamic aromatics into a perfect sauce that’s especially good on lean meat and fish. The first recipe is for the most traditional compound butter. The second adds the vibrant flavors of lime and chipotle. The butter can be made several days ahead or can be wrapped in aluminum foil and frozen until needed.