Recipe: flavored butters

Recipe: flavored butters

Flavored Butters
Stir desired recipe ingredients into 1/2 cup butter, softened; cover and chill at least 8 hours. Each combination makes one serving, so multiply accordingly.

Chili Butter
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

Serve on warm tortillas, or stir into refried beans or rice.

Cinnamon Butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon brown sugar.

Serve on hot rolls.

Herb Butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Serve on assorted steamed vegetables, fish or chicken.

Jalapeño Butter
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 or 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Serve on baked potatoes, rice, or chicken.

Seafood Butter
2 teaspoons grated onion
1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning

Serve on seafood or baked potatoes.

Blackberry Butter
2 tablespoons blackberry jam

Serve on waffles, pancakes, or ham

Blue Cheese Butter
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Serve with crackers as an hors d’oeuvre, or on baked potatoes or steaks.

Bourbon Butter
2 tablespoons bourbon

Serve on pork chops or ham, toasted pound cake, waffles or sweet potato biscuits.

Chipotle Pepper Butter
1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Serve on rice, baked potatoes, chicken, or pork chops.

Citrus Butter
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon grated orange rind

Serve on seafood, chicken or pasta.

Cranberry Butter
2 tablespoons cranberry sauce

Serve on sweet potatoes, waffles or ham.

Honey Butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Serve on sweet potatoes, waffles, winter squash or ham.

Lemon-Anchovy Butter
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Serve on seafood.

Lemon Pepper Butter
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Serve on steak, fish, chicken or shrimp.

Mediterranean Butter
3 tablespoons minced pitted Kalamata olives
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons basil olive oil

Serve on sliced French bread for an easy appetizer or on pasta, fish or chicken.

Pecan Butter
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted

Serve on pancakes, sweet potatoes, winter squash or gingerbread.

Pesto Butter
2 tablespoons pesto

Serve on chicken breasts, baked potatoes, steamed vegetables or pasta.

Sesame Butter
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

Serve on shrimp, sweet potatoes, or grilled chicken.

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