This Lemon Herb Compound Butter can be used in several different recipes. It works great on fish and poultry and even veggies. Compound butters are a fast and easy way to impart flavor into your food, and aid in the browning process of whatever you’re cooking. For example, you can rub it on (and under) the skin of a whole chicken before roasting. Add a dollop to your freshly grilled fish, and it will melt beautifully into a sauce. Sautee your veggies in it. Use it as the butter in any pan sauce you make. Or even spread it on toast. You can (and should) experiment with different herbs (rosemary, green onion, shallot, etc.) depending on what you’re using it for.
Lemon Herb Compound Butter Recipe
This recipe serves 4: 1 Tbsp per person. You can easily double this (you would need to for a whole chicken, for example).
4 Tbsp butter
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 handful fresh parsley
1 clove garlic
1/2 Meyer lemon
Place the butter in a mixing bowl (or stand mixer bowl). Zest half of Meyer lemon into bowl with the butter. Squeeze lemon juice (no more than 1 Tbsp) into bowl, being careful not to get any seeds in the bowl. Finely chop herbs. Smash and finely chop garlic. Add herbs and garlic to the bowl with the butter and lemon. Mix until fully combined.