Compound butter is butter that has a flavor, or additional ingredient(s) added to it. Compound butters are very easy to prepare and the possibilities are endless! One can blend any number of flavors into them. Here are some suggestions for different types of compound butters. All use 1/2 cup or one stick of butter which must be softened or room temperature blended and then chilled.

Herb Butter
Softened one stick of butter. Add 1 tsp. each, thyme, oregano, basil and parsley. You can also chop whatever herbs you’d like to use. Rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage, etc. Add a pat of Herb Butter over poultry or fish and bake in the oven until cooked through. You can also place under the skin and all over a whole chicken, Cornish Hens, turkey or steaks. Can also be used to soften bread crumbs and sprinkle over scallops or cod.

Cinnamon Butter
Add 2 T. raw honey or agave nectar, and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon.
Cinnamon Butter is delicious with my Multigrain Pan Rolls and just about any type of bread!

Peach, Raspberry or Strawberry Butter
Saute 1 chopped peach or raspberries with cinnamon and a little orange juice; let cool. Fold into softened butter, shape and serve with bread. Try sauteing other fruits as well. Use your imagination!

Chive Butter
Add 2 tablespoons of chopped chives. You can also add 1/2 tsp. white wine
Tastes great with baked potatoes

Garlic Butter
Garlic can be roasted or blanched. If roasting garlic, use a serrated knife to cut the head of the garlic off. Place garlic in baking pan and drizzle with a little olive oil. You can also place in aluminum foil and close up. Bake for thirty minutes or until garlic is soft and a little brown. You can also sprinkle a little salt and pepper if you’d like. I like to roast several heads of garlic at once. Once cooled, I squeeze the roasted garlic out of the skin adn store in a container in the refrigerator. Blend a little of the garlic into your softened butter with a couple tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley. This is great to use when making Garlic Bread!

Lemon or Lime Butter
Add the zest and juice of one lemon or lime and a little salt and pepper to your softened butter. This is great with chicken or fish.

Honey Butter
Simply add 2 tablespoons of raw honey and a little ground cinnamon to your softened butter. This is great to cooked steamed vegetables.

Smoked Paprika
Simply add two teaspoons of smoked paprika to your softened butter; watch the amazing color! This is a great addition to corn on the cob, rice dishes and kabobs.