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Creamy, rich butter tastes delicious as it is, but adding some basil, garlic, and lemon zest takes it to an entirely different level. Making basil butter is an excellent way to use some freshly grown basil leaves. Basil butter has basil’s sweet, savory, and pepper flavor, making it unique and aromatic. While this butter sounds like a fancy ingredient, it is actually super easy to make. Once you have some on hand, you can throw it in with your cooked vegetables or melt it over your steak whenever you want!
How to Cut Basil Without it Bruising?
One of the biggest complaints about cooking with basil is that it is difficult to cut since it often bruises. The best way to prevent it from bruising is to use the chiffonade technique. This french slicing technique is where you stack the leaves on top of each other, roll them up, and slice perpendicular to the roll. When using this technique, you should make sure you have a sharp knife.
What Can You Use Basil Butter For?
This butter is a deliciously flavored butter that is a great replacement for regular butter. You can use it to make herb-flavored garlic bread, omelets, and meat such as chicken or steak. It can even be melted over fish to add to that flakey, buttery taste. You can use this butter exactly as you would any other butter. You may even want to use it to flavor your pasta for a quick and easy meal.
In a bowl, add soft butter and smash it a bit with a spatula.
Then add the lemon zest and the garlic.
Mix, add the cut basil and some salt, and mix all together.
Keep in a container in the fridge or freeze in an ice cube until you need it.
How to Store Basil Butter?
How to Freeze Basil Butter?
|8 oz unsalted or salted softened butter|
|20 basil leaves (cleaned dry and cut)|
|1 lemon zest|
|2 garlic cloves (minced)|
|½ teaspoon salt|
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