How to Make Herb Butter

Have You Tried Making Your Own Herb Butter?

If not, it’s high time you did! It’s easy to make and a real treat.

How to Make Herb Butter

You’ll need a softened stick of butter and about 2 tablespoons of finely minced fresh herbs.

Add the minced herbs to softened butter. This is flat leaf or Italian parsley, but you can mix several herbs together.

Add a pinch of sea salt(optional) and mix well.
Chill slightly to firm up butter.

You can store this in the refrigerator and use within a few days or you can freeze the herb butter into “log” shapes then cut them into butter pats.

To Make Herb Butter Logs

For herb butter logs start by chilling your herb butter until it is cool enough to be handled, but has not become completely firm.

You’ll need a piece of wax paper.

The wax paper should be large enough for you to form a “log” of butter in the center of the paper with enough room to roll up the paper around the log.

Spoon your chilled butter onto the waxed paper. Form into a log shape. Roll up the waxed paper around the butter to shape the log. I usually make mine about 1 1/2″ – 2″ thick, roughly the same size as stick of butter would be…with rounded edges.

When you are ready to use your herb butter you can remove it from the freezer, (thaw slightly if frozen,) then slice into pats.

Be sure to keep any leftover butter chilled.

If you plan to store your butter in the freezer for awhile, make sure to store the herb butter log in a tightly sealed freezer bag.

Butter Molds

If you want to get creative, you can also use butter molds. When shopping online we found lots of pretty ones at Candy molds also work well, and the new silicone molds are great, so if you have some already, try them out!

To use a butter mold, pack the molds with your herbed butter, chill for an hour or two; then pop the pretty little butter pats out of the molds. They are almost too pretty to eat!

Now go try that herb butter on some fish, bread or veggies ;)

Herbed Butter on Bread

Herbed Butter on Bread


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