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Garlic Herb Butter

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It’s so easy to make your own garlic herb butter and is such an effortless way to add flavor to your meals. Just 5 ingredients to make, it takes no more than 10 minutes to make a batch.

Garlic herb butter in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon

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Super easy and quick to make, you’ll want to use it on everything!

Ingredients

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt
The ingredients in a bowl before being mixed

How to make Garlic Herb Butter

  • Mix ingredients in a bowl.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
Mixing the ingredinets together with a wooden spoon

How to wrap garlic herb butter

If you are not planning on using the compound butter straight away, it’s important to wrap it securely in parchment to prolong its shelf life.

  1. Place the butter in the middle of a piece of parchment.
  2. Fold the parchment in half over the butter.
  3. Use a dough scraper over the parchment to press the butter into a log in the middle of the paper.
  4. Cut the excess parchment paper.
  5. Roll up and twist the ends.
Step by step photos to show how to wrap the butter

How long does it keep?

Once you have made and wrapped the butter, it will keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can just cut some off whenever you want to use it and wrap it back up for next time.

Can you freeze compound butter?

Yes! This freezes really well, in fact, I often make several batches and freeze them. Wrap the butter in parchment as above an then wrap it in foil and place in a freezer bag. This will help to protect it from the butter taking on other flavors in the fridge.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Use unsalted butter for this recipe. If you only have salted, then reduce the amount of added salt.
  • Soften your butter before making this recipe. Ideally you should take it out of the fridge 30 minutes before using it. If you are in a pinch, you can gently heat it in the microwave but take care not to melt it.
  • If not using straight away, be sure to wrap it once it has chilled.
Close up of the end of the garlic herb butter cut off with a knife

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Garlic Herb Butter

It's so easy to make your own garlic herb butter and is such an effortless way to add flavor to your meals. Just 5 ingredients to make, it takes no more than 10 minutes to make a batch.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword compound butter, garlic herb butter, how to make garlic and herb butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 104kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

  • Use unsalted butter for this recipe. If you only have salted, then reduce the amount of added salt.
  • Soften your butter before making this recipe. Ideally you should take it out of the fridge 30 minutes before using it. If you are in a pinch, you can gently heat it in the microwave but take care not to melt it.
  • If not using straight away, be sure to wrap it once it has chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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Sheri

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

I am really confused. The ingredients are listed. And the instructions say to mix the ingredients. But i dont ever find how much. Where is the actual recipe?

Tanya

Monday 24th of August 2020

Hi Sheri, the ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the blog post.