Monday, November 26, 2007

Fresh Herb Butter

From the Art of Simple Cooking, Alice Waters

Stir together in a small bowl, mixing well

8 tblsp (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped herbs (such as parsley, chervil, and chives)
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
squeeze of lemon juice
salt and fresh-ground black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
Taste and adjust the salt and lemon as needed


chopped shallots and pounded garlic are delicious additions
For a more lemony flavor, add finely grated lemon zest
For a more pungent butter that is perfect with corn on the cob, flavor with dried chile peppers, soaked drained and pounded to a paste.

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