Having a couple different compound butters in your fridge or freezer can transform ordinary dishes into amazing meals. Try melting compound butter and tossing it with warm popcorn. Soften some compound butter and rub it between the the flesh and the skin of chicken before roasting. Bake whole Yukon Gold potatoes or sweet potatoes and offer guests an assortment of compound butters for topping. Top grilled steaks, pork chops, or steamed fish with a slice of compound butter as a finishing touch.
makes 1 cup
Place softened butter in a medium bowl. Choose seasoning from list above, add it to the butter, and mix well. Shape butter into a log and wrap up in parchment paper or plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator until hard. To use, simply slice off what you need and return unused portion back in the refrigerator.