Smother this compound butter over a Wagyu strip steak or Berkshire pork chops and prepare to have your mind blown!
If you’re a fellow fat-head than you’re probably well aware that butter and steak pair like peanut butter and jelly. Adding a slab of butter to a sizzling steak is amazing! But compound butter— that’s some next-level shit!
What is Compound Butter?
Compound butter involves adding additional ingredients such as herbs, spices, fruit, honey, and spirits to regular butter and whipping it all together. Compound butter is stupid simple to make, but trust— there’s nothing simple about the flavor. The complexity of compound butter can turn your meh-meal into a 5-star experience.
How to Make Compound Butter
- The single most important aspect of making compound butter is selecting a high-quality, unsalted butter. I’ve selected the brand Truly because it’s grass-fed and animal welfare approved. Once you’ve got your butter, you’ll want to set it out for 3-6 hours in order to soften it. Keep in mind, melting it in a pan or microwave will alter the texture of your compound butter.
- After the butter is soft and stir-able, unwrap it from the package and place it in a glass bowl. Now it’s time to get the bacon going. Cook the bacon until nice and crispy (and be sure to save the grease)!
- While the bacon is cooking, it’s time to chop the shallot and scallions. Place the chopped veggies over the butter. Once the bacon has cooled, finely dice and add it to the butter mixture. Pour the remaining bacon grease from the pan into the butter mixture and stir together.
- Add the bourbon and blue cheese to the butter mixture and whisk together until well-combined.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
You can get fancy with your compound butter and roll it into a log for presentation purposes. Or, you can simply pile it in a glass jar and scoop it out as desired. Either way, it’s gonna taste delicious.
This compound butter will save for approximately 3-5 days in an airtight container. When frozen, most compound butter should keep for up to 2 months.
How to Eat Compound Butter
Mix it in your Cauliflower Mash
Melt it on top of Seared Steak
Serve it with grilled Pork Chops
Drizzle it over Steamed Broccoli
Slather it on Keto BiscuitsPrint
Interested in Trying Variations?
Check out these recipes from fellow food bloggers!
Cilantro Chipotle Compound Butter from Meg’s Everyday Indulgence.
Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese and Chives Compound Butter from Cooking with Curls
Portabella Mushroom and Red Wine Compound Butter from Three Olives Branch
Orange Rosemary Compound Butter from Djfoodie
Honey Lavender Compound Butter from Whip and Wander
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