Garlic Butter with fresh herbs will change the way you cook your meats. Sometimes simple things really do matter.
They say that butter makes everything better and it really does! If you have extra fresh herbs that you want to use up, then this recipe is just what you need.
Make up several batches and pop in the freezer for easy access when you are in a hurry. Change the garlic, chopped herb or seasoning quantity to suit your tastes.
If you don’t have fresh herbs and want to use dried instead then substitute 1 teaspoon dried herbs for 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs.
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Best Steak Butter Recipes
My family loves Blackstone Griddle grilled steaks – something that makes them so much better is herb butter. Herbed butter for meats makes for an excellent low carb diet.
Let’s face it: dinner doesn’t taste as good without garlic on steak. Basil butter made of real butter for a griddle grilled steak is delicious in many ways.
I like using this combination of ingredients in many different dishes and even served on our Thanksgiving turkey!
What is garlic butter?
This herb butter recipe can be made in just minutes. Six simple ingredients are all that you need to make the best garlic butter recipe that you have ever had.
Fresh minced garlic and basil, softened butter, olive oil, freshly ground salt, and pepper are the only ingredients that you need.
How to Mince Garlic
Fresh garlic is best in this basil butter recipe with basil. Use a garlic press to help with this process. Peel the fresh garlic cloves and place into the garlic press. Squeeze the handles of the garlic press to mince the garlic. Scrape what you can from the press and use in the recipe.
How to Make Garlic Butter?
It’s a very easy basil butter recipe. This recipe uses only 6 simple ingredients. Big Tip: the butter must be at room temperature. Put this on the counter for a few hours to soften.
Once butter is soft and spreadable, put all ingredients in the bowl and mix with a spoon until all of them have come together.
With about 2 teaspoons of the basil butter on the spoon, plop a dollop of butter onto a parchment lined sheet pan. Place in the fridge or the freezer to set the butter. It’s that simple!
Herb Butter Tips
- You want to use softened butter, not melted.
- Add in grated parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
- Fresh herbs are best but if needed you can use dried herbs. Substitute 1 teaspoon dried herbs for 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs.
- Unsalted butter lacks flavor, so make sure to use salted butter.
- Add garlic powder, parsley, thyme, or even lemon juice.
How to Use Herb Butter?
I have used this easy recipe for years for garlic bread. Spread the softened garlic butter on both sides of your bread slices and cook on a Blackstone griddle, a pan on the stove, or bake in the oven until golden brown.
Cook one side of your favorite meat on a griddle or pan, flip, and place a piece of the herb garlic butter on top. Let the butter melt and cook until the meat is done to your liking.
This herb garlic butter can be eaten with griddle grilled steak, chicken, shrimp, pasta, rice, or potatoes. Whip into freshly made mashed potatoes for a delicious side dish.
There’s lots of uses for this basil garlic butter. What is the most popular use for garlic butter in your diet?
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How to Store Garlic Butter
Garlic spread can be kept in a refrigerator for up to 4 weeks or in a freezer for 6 months. Store in the fridge and use at your preference.
Basil garlic butter is also great straight from freezer. Freezing our compound butter recipe requires placing the mixture into an air-tight container.
Basil Butter – Frequently Asked Questions
Anything that you use butter for and want to add a little bit of flavor too is what garlic butter is used for. Add it to steaks, shrimp, chicken breast, vegetables, potatoes, and garlic bread, just to name a few.
Garlic butter will last up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer. Just make sure to keep in an airtight container.
Yes, basil garlic butter is the best for steaks. As seen on all of Gordon Ramsay’s cooking shows. This butter will take your steak to the next level.
Basil Garlic Butter Recipe
For the recipe and nutrition facts, click below.
- Butter, Softened 1/2 cup
- Basil, Fresh, Chopped 1 tablespoon
- Garlic, Minced 1 teaspoon
- Olive Oil 1 teaspoon
- Salt 1/2 teaspoon
- Pepper, Black, Ground 1/4 teaspoon
- Once the salted butter is soft and spreadable, put all ingredients into small bowl and mix with a spoon until all the ingredients have come together.
- With about 2 teaspoons of the basil garlic butter recipe on the spoon, plop a dollop of butter onto a parchment lined baking sheet pan.
- Place in the refrigerator or the freezer to set the butter.
- Store unused herb butter in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for 6 months.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 72Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 20mgSodium 149mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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