Cooking 101: Herb Butter

Photography by Amanda Eastvold

Photography by Amanda Eastvold

Butter is one hell of a crowd pleaser am I right? If you don't know what to bring to this year's dinner party/holiday gathering always, I repeat always feel good about showing up with some dressed up butter. Your host will be delighted and your bread never better. Did I mention it's super easy and can be done while nursing and brushing your teeth? (real talk drop a damn spoonful of this stuff on a steak while it's resting and your life will never be the same) 

INGREDIENTS
Quality room temperature salted butter about a stick. (our local favorite is Rochdale Farms Hand Rolled)
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest.
2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley.
2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme.
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped.
1/4 teaspoon salt.
Freshly ground black pepper.

INSTRUCTIONS
Blend all ingredients together with a fork, mashing garlic and butter to a creamy consistency. 
Let chill covered for a few hours before serving.
*You can get fancy slices by rolling butter in saran wrap before chilling in the refrigerator.