Garlic Compound Butter Recipe

Garlic Compound Butter Recipe

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

1 medium clove garlic, minced or pressed

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

½ teaspoon kosher salt


Cut butter into smaller pieces and place in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add garlic, fresh herbs, and salt, and beat with a mixer on low speed until combined (you can also do this by hand). 

When the herbs and seasonings are fully combined, turn butter out onto the center of a piece of plastic wrap. 

Fold one end of the wrap over the butter and use your hands to form the butter into a disc or log. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap closed and seal tightly. 

Then wrap tightly in a piece of foil or parchment and store in the freezer.

Other variations:

Herb Butter: Add 1 tablespoon rosemary + 1 tablespoon thyme to 1 stick of butter and a pinch of salt and pepper

Lemon Butter: Add 1 tablespoon parsley + 1 teaspoon lemon zest + 1 teaspoon lemon juice + 1 minced garlic clove to 1 stick of butter and a pinch of salt and pepper