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Compound Butter

A basic recipe for garlic compound butter. Use the basic amounts to make your own flavor combinations.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 /2 cup compound butter


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic , cooled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced basil
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan
  • salt to taste


  • Let butter come to room temperature
  • Mix in the garlic, basil, and Parmesan.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes, taste and add salt as needed.
  • Let stand for 20 more minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Use the best butter you can afford - the flavor will make a difference in this.