2. Form your butter mixture into an oblong shape and lay on some plastic wrap.
3. Fold the plastic wrap over, leaving a couple of extra inches between the end of the wrap and the butter.
4. Use your hands to smooth and shape the butter into a long log.
5. When done shaping, roll the covered butter forward to wrap.
6. Roll a few times to make sure it's good and covered.
7. Cut the plastic wrap and roll tightly.
8. Twist both ends like a piece of candy. :)
9. Chill your butter until firm. You can (and should) refrigerate it for a few hours, but freezing is ok if you need to use it sooner!
10. When firm, slice into thin coins.
11. Keep your compound butter in the fridge to slice and use whenever you need it!
Next time you have a piping hot steak, you'll have a delicious
punch of buttery flavor to melt onto the top.
If you have a bit of time one day, make several compound butters and keep them on hand in the fridge or the freezer so you'll always have a quick way to jazz up your meals!
A garam masala butter would be delicious! Or a lime zest, cumin, and paprika compound butter for Tex-Mex dishes? :)
Have any favorite combinations? Let me know below!