What is compound butter? The long answer is that it's a little slice of heaven that is so darn addictive and so easy to make that you're probably going to wipe out an entire recipe in one afternoon. The short answer is that compound butter is what you get when you add any ingredient to regular butter to improve its texture or flavor.
We've got five different recipes for the good stuff, with just one set of directions. Whip up an earthy butter, a fruity butter, a cheese-infused butter, a smoky/spicy butter and a sweet butter that your dinner guests will go crazy for.
Whether you're spreading it on bread or adding a bit to your chicken, vegetables, grilled meats or fish, compound butters take your food (and your senses) up a notch. These recipes can easily be halved, and any seasonings can be adjusted to your liking. You can also give one of these mouthwatering homemade spreads as a holiday or hostess gift, packaged simply in a Mason jar with a ribbon. And remember: A pinch of kosher or sea salt brings out and heightens natural flavors.
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