This garlic herb butter recipe is a simple flavored butter with garlic, chives and sea salt. Top your steak, prime ribs or even veggies with this compound butter.
Garlic herb butter is something I almost always have on hand in the kitchen whether it’s in the fridge or freezer. It has an amazing flavor for such an easy recipe. It can be added on top of a juicy steak or chicken, added to potatoes or used to sauté vegetables. We also love to add it to fresh bread or make garlic bread.
This garlic herb compound butter is one of my favorites. I always find myself reaching for it when I am starting to cook instead of olive oil. It’s a great addition to mashed potatoes or green beans. It acts as a garlic butter sauce.
What is compound butter?
Compound butter is seasoned or flavored butter. It’s usually unsalted butter (room temperature) creamed together with other ingredients such as herbs, spices or fruits. From sweet compound butters to enjoy with baked goods or savory compound butter for meats and vegetables. The key to compound butter is simple ingredients.
Garlic Herb Butter Ingredients
- Softened Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
- Roasted Garlic
- Sea Salt
What other herbs can be used?
This recipe is so versatile you can add whatever herbs you have on hand or your favorite combination of herbs. Rosemary, sage, thyme, basil, fresh parsley work well. You also want to think of the flavor profile that you will be pairing it with. Make sure to use fresh herbs instead of dry herbs.
Why use unsalted butter?
With a compound butter or flavored butter you want to be able to control the amount of salt. Since we are making a cinnamon honey recipe which is on the sweet side unsalted butter is a better choice. All butter is delicious butter but unsalted is preferred.
How to make homemade garlic herb butter
Add softened butter to a small bowl. Room temperature butter works best. Mix until smooth. Add in roasted garlic and chives. Mix until combined.
Once combined lay out a piece of plastic wrap on a cutting board. Shape your butter into a log shape in the center of the plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic wrap tightly around it and twist the ends like a tootsie roll. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight until it firms up.
Slice butter and serve with steak, chicken, potatoes, veggies or fresh bread. This also is a great base for a garlic bread or grilled cheese.
This recipe can be made with one stick of butter or it can be made with many. This recipe doubles or triples well for a large crowd.
- 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter (1 stick)
- 1 Head of Roasted Garlic
- 2 Tablespoons of Chopped Chives
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Himalayan Sea Salt
- In a small bowl add softened butter and mix until smooth.
- Add in roasted garlic and chives. Mix until combined. For a smoother butter or a whipped butter you can add the softened butter into your blender or food processor. You can also use a stand mixer.
- Once mixed lay a piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Shape your butter into a log or tube like shape in the center of the plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic wrap tightly around it and twist the ends like a tootsie roll.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight until it firms up.
How to store garlic herb butter
You can store garlic herb butter for up to 7 days. Store in an airtight container
Can your freeze compound butter?
Yes you can freeze compound butter. Butter freezes surprisingly well. It will keep up to 2 months in an airtight container. Tightly wrap the butter in plastic wrap and then store it in a freezer bag.
Hope you enjoy this garlic butter recipe!