Join Date: Jan 2004
For every 125g (4oz) butter, mix in 2 heaped tablespoons finely chopped herbs. Roll into a log shape, wrap in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or freeze. Use herb butters on cooked meats, on muffins, scones or in sandwiches. Any herbs (usually the leaves but sometimes the flowers or pulverised seeds) can be used in almost any combination, limited only by your imagination and personal taste.
Try the following combinations to make Herb Butter:
Mint and dill
Bergamot and lovage
Lemon verbena and grated orange peel
Costmary and tansy
Basil, oregano, and thyme
Marjoram and garlic
Garlic, sesame seed, and chives
Dill, mustard seed, parsley, and a touch of lemon rind for fish and potatoes.
Thyme, garlic, chives, oregano, and parsley for tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, or beef.
Sage, parsley, and chives for chicken, veal, rice, and pasta.
Tarragon fennel, lemon rind, and parsley for fish, chicken, or eggs.
Chives, mint, and chervil for fish, tomatoes, carrots, or peas.
Basil and garlic for lamb, chicken, or fish.
Salad burnet, garlic chives, and parsley for potatoes, tomatoes, veal, or salmon.
Savory, marjoram, and parsley for beans, veal, beef, corn.
Caraway seed and parsley for cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and bread.
Aniseed, grated ginger, and orange rind for pork, chicken, or carrots.
Coriander, cumin, parsley, and dried red or fresh jalapeno pepper on rice, chicken, pork, potatoes, peas, or corn.
Basil, tomato paste, and oregano for fish, chicken, pasta and rice.
Rosemary, chives, parsley, and garlic for potatoes, rice, beef, veal, chicken.
Tarragon, chives, chervil, and white wine for fish, chicken, or eggs.
Basil, thyme, and parsley for bread, vegetables, tuna, salmon, and prawns.
Anise hyssop, parsley, and chives for fish, chicken, veal.
Mint, garlic, and parsley for lamb, mussels, swordfish, chicken, peas, carrots, green beans, or eggs.
Rosemary, savory, thyme, oregano, marjoram, lavender, and garlic for grilled meats.
Calendula petals, chives, and parsley for chicken, rice, or eggs.
Scented geranium, rose, or clove pinks for toast, scones, or waffles.
Mint and dill.
Bergamot and lovage.
Lemon verbena and grated orange peel.
Costmary and tansy.
Basil, oregano, and thyme.
Marjoram and garlic.
Garlic, sesame seed, and chives.