Sunday, March 30, 2014

How to make flavoured butter

Flavoured butters add a finishing touch to grilled steaks, salmon and sides. Start jazzing up your dishes by following these easy steps for how to make flavoured butter.

Here's a secret weapon to keep in your freezer: flavoured butter. A dab of anchovy, caper, herb and garlic butter transforms a basic minute-steak into French bistro fare, while butter infused with lemon and tarragon is an easy way to enliven grilled fish or roast chicken. Or simply slice rounds to serve with crusty bread at your next dinner party. Garlic, chilli, lemon zest and juice, spices, fresh herbs and sautéed shallots are all great ingredients to play with.

Step 1:

Soften 125g of butter in a mixing bowl - do not melt. Stir in finely chopped ingredients such as garlic, herbs and capers. Alternatively, use a food processor to combine butter and fresh ingredients.

Step 2:

Spoon the mixture along the edge of a piece of plastic wrap. Roll tightly to form a uniform log shape, twisting the ends to enclose.

Step 3:

Refrigerate until firm and slice into rounds to serve. Store in the fridge for up to a week or transfer to the freezer.

Tip: Pre-slice rounds and store in the freezer, ready to serve.

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