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Sweet to Savory and Simple to Prepare; Compound Butter

Blue Cheese & Smoked Bacon Compound Butter

Blue Cheese & Smoked Bacon Compound Butter

Compound butters are mixtures of butter and supplementary ingredients. Primarily, they are used to enhance flavor in various dishes.  They can be purchased commercially or made at home by whipping additional elements, such as herbs, spices or aromatic liquids, into butter.  Reform the butter, wrap in plastic or parchment paper and chill until firm enough to slice.  They are simple in preparation and yield so much flavor.

Blue Cheese and Smoked Bacon Compound Butter ~ Nugget Market

  • 1 lb. unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 cup Point Reyes Blue cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup crisp bacon, chopped fine
  • 1 bunch fresh chives, chopped fine

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Compound Butter ~ Simple to prepare and full of flavor.

Compound Butter ~ Simple to prepare and full of flavor.

Local in Bellingham has a great site.   Here is a small excerpt from her Compound Butter.  There are more recipes on the site on this topic you may wish to try so if you have a few mins go over and poke around a bit.

“Here are a few of the infinite possibilities, each uses 2 sticks of salted butter:”

 Caramelized shallot + cognac   {1/2 cup minced shallot caramelized in butter until deep golden brown, 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper, 1T cognac, sprinkle of salt}  top a steak or burger

Orange zest + tarragon + Dijon {1 T packed chopped tarragon, 1 tsp Dijon, 1 T orange juice, zest of one navel orange} pair with Halibut or any mild fish

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3 Comments on Sweet to Savory and Simple to Prepare; Compound Butter

  1. Fabulous way to make butter even more elegant and decadent than it already is!

  2. Always enjoy these. Never make them. This must change.

  3. I love butter. What great ideas for my favorite spread!

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