Simple Garlic Butter Recipes

Simple Garlic Butter Recipes

Simple Garlic Butter Recipes

With a hint of savory taste, this garlic butter recipe works like magic! It’s well seasoned and may be used on bread, spaghetti, steak, and other dishes.

Here’s a cooking technique that turns a few simple ingredients into magic: and it’s so delicious you’ll want to smear it on everything. As if butter couldn’t get much better! Try this simple Garlic Butter: a spread so delicious, you won’t be able to tear yourself away from it. Spread it over crusty toast or, even better, bake it to make garlic bread. Alternatively, use it as a compound butter over steak, baked or roasted potatoes, and other dishes. We were smitten from the first bite, and we know you will be too.

Creating Garlic Butter
Garlic butter is a handmade compound butter comprised of melted butter, garlic, herbs, and salt. The additional spices transform the butter into a homemade spread or sauce that goes well with roasted or sautéed veggies, meat, bread, crackers, and other foods. It takes only a few minutes to prepare. Here are some tips for making garlic butter:

Melt the butter. There are several methods to accomplish this; here’s a simple example: Cut the butter in half lengthwise, then into approximately 12 pieces. Allow it to soften for about 15 minutes at room temperature.

Combine with spices. Put the butter in a mixing basin. In a mixing dish, grate 1 medium garlic clove, then add 1 tablespoon of fresh chives and parsley, and a scant 12 teaspoon salt. Smash the garlic and whisk it into the butter until it’s completely incorporated.

The microwave is a quick technique to soften butter.
Microwave in 5 second bursts on low power until softened, monitoring after each burst and taking care not to overcook.
The microwave approach is finicky and produces variable results. Take cautious not to overcook the butter! We don’t usually advocate using a microwave to soften butter. However, because you’re not utilizing the butter in a baked dish (where texture is vital), this approach is only useful as a temporary cure.
How to make a log of garlic butter
This garlic butter is ready to use right away, spooned from a shallow dish. If you want to save it for later, it’s best to preserve it in a log form. That was where you could snip off portions.

Place the butter on a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and roll it into a log form using the wrap. You may need to repeat the process several times to achieve the desired form.

Refrigerate the garlic butter until it’s firm enough to cut, then twist the ends tight (or until serving). Place it in the freezer for a few minutes to speed up the chilling process.

A word about the salt content

One word about the salt in this garlic butter recipe! We recommend using unsalted butter and seasoning with salt to adjust the taste.

We found that the perfect salt content was between 14 and 12 teaspoon, therefore we’ve stated a tiny 12 teaspoon kosher salt here. It truly brings out the taste! Feel free to experiment and make adjustments as needed.

Uses for Garlic Butter
A fantastic garlic butter may be used in a variety of ways, but our favorite is simply on crusty toast. It’s the finest easy and entertaining appetizer! Everyone will be impressed. Here are all of our suggestions on how to use this delectable spread:

As a quick appetizer, spread on crusty toast or crostini.
Make some garlic bread! Spread over two sides of a loaf of bread and bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then broil for 2 minutes until toasted.

Serve with steak. For added taste, add a slice on a sizzling piece of steak.
Combine with roasted, mashed, or baked potatoes. Toss with roasted potatoes, swirl into mashed potatoes, or dab into a baked potato.
Season steaming or sautéed vegetables. Steamed Brussels Sprouts or Sautéed Green Beans are excellent accompaniments.
Serve with spaghetti. Make a fast pasta sauce by pouring garlic butter into a saucepan of heated spaghetti until melted.

Simple Garlic Butter

With a hint of savory taste, this garlic butter recipe works like magic! It’s well seasoned and may be used on bread, spaghetti, steak, and other dishes.

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/2 teaspoon grated garlic cloves, medium or small
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Instructions
Soften the butter by cutting it in half lengthwise, then into 12 pieces altogether. Allow the butter to soften at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Alternatively, microwave in 5 second bursts on low power until softened, monitoring after each burst and taking care not to overheat*.
Put the butter in a mixing basin. Add the fresh chives, parsley, and salt to the bowl after grating the garlic. Smash the garlic and whisk it into the butter until it’s completely incorporated.
If preferred, lay the butter on a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and roll it into a log using the wrap.

Twist the ends together and chill until it’s firm enough to cut (or until serving; you can freeze it for a few minutes to speed up the process). The taste is excellent straight away and improves with chilling. Spread on toast, make garlic bread, spaghetti, steak, potatoes, and other dishes.
*The microwave approach is finicky and produces variable results. Take cautious not to overcook the butter! Normally, we don’t advocate using a microwave to soften butter, but since it’s not going into a baked dish, this method works as a quick cure.