Flavoured butter, often called compound butter, can add the crowning touch to almost any dish. Here is a short video demonstration on making a compound butter. Realize that compound butter is easily made and can incorporate almost any flavours your heart and taste buds desire. Feel free to experiment and use almost anything from garlic to spices like ginger, or perhaps fruity elements like orange peel, and everything in-between. They can be made in very small amounts designed to accompany a specific meal or dish and can greatly enhance your culinary creation. Give it a try, experiment, get creative, and have fun.
Garlic, Sea Salt, & Thyme Compound Butter
To accompany the above video, here’s the rundown on a garlic, sea salt and thyme compound butter. First, let a stick of unsalted butter come to room temperature. When somewhat soft, place the stick in a mixing bowl and a start adding finely minced garlic, sea salt, and thyme according to your taste preferences. Take the back of a spoon and mash the ingredients together. Continue to incorporate all the ingredients until well blended.
Take a sheet of wax paper, or parchment paper, and lay flat. Spoon the mixture onto the paper and form a log roll or rectangle. When you have the desired shape, roll or fold the paper around your newly made compound butter. For a really good seal, wrap some Saran Wrap over the paper, the place back into the refrigerator to harden. Serve with your meal when ready. It’s that easy.