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Rosemary Compound Butter

Rosemary butter is an excellent way to add flavor. It can be used as a spread or as a sauce for grilled meats or on top of roasted vegetables, fish and potato dishes.


1 stick/4 ounces unsalted butter (room temperature)
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
½ teaspoon finely ground black pepper


  1. Cut the stick of butter into 6 or 8 pieces, and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Use a fork to mash the butter until it softens.
  3. Slowly add the chopped rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. Continue to mash the butter with each addition until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Transfer the butter mixture to a small bowl and cover with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.
  5. For long-term storage you can keep this butter in the freezer for up to 6 months. Store in portions in freezer-safe ziploc bags. Remember to label and date the bags.