Garlic Butter

When I first moved to Chicago in the late 90’s, I came across a strange – to my New England eyes, anyway – item in the markets around the holidaze.

Turkey Butter.

No. Not butter made, somehow, from turkey, but butter shaped like a turkey; perfect for gracing the holidaze table.

And, as the seasons progressed, there was Christmas Tree Butter, and Bunny Butter.

Of course, I had to have them.

And I did. I bought one each time, looking forward to the pleasure of holidaze dinner guests when they beheld the wicked cunning bit of shaped butter.

And then, I forgot it in the back of the fridge until well after the holidaze, and ended up using it in baking or something.


That will not happen to this butter!

Number one, it is not seasonal, so, no thematic worries there.

Number two, it is really, really nice. On grilled bread. On steaks. Potatoes. You have a plethora of choices out there; and all good.

•1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
•2 garlic cloves, minced
•1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
•1 tsp chopped fresh chives
•1 tsp lemon juice
•1/2 tsp Cajun Power Spicy Garlic Pepper Sauce – or your fave hot sauce, to taste
•1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt

Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl, then use it as you will.

I spread mine on sliced sourdough that I then pan-grilled and served with French Onion Soup. Yum.

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