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Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Compound Butter

When fresh herbs are on their last leg, chop them up and make a great herbed compound butter!

This lesson of compound butter I learned years ago not from some genius idea of making herbed butter but rather out of a panic of “Oh crap, I have 5 pounds of fresh basil and it’s turning bad before I can use it all!” EVERYTHING for like 2 weeks was heavy basil to the point I was sick of basil but I still had a ton of basil left. Now it wasn’t expensive but I didn’t want to waste it either. I just can’t waste food.

This concept of herbed or compound butter has been around for eons but honestly I forgot all about until I saw this one show on The Food Network for a steak with a thyme compound butter. I was like AH HA!!! YES! This is so easy and honestly you can do this with butter, (real or vegan). I would say margarine but honestly I haven’t used (or had) margarine since I was maybe 6 when Dad bought it by accident for Mom. Mom was not happy to say the least though I suspect it’s come a long way since then. Hopefully.

So how do you make compound butter? Easy – you need at least 2 things:

Butter makes everything better in my world!

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