DON'T SPEND MONEY ON FLAVORED BUTTERS!! They are so easy to make and you can make them any flavor you can imagine. Not to mention the money you will save!! This is one of my favorites and believe me, I have a whole repertoire of flavored butters. I also like garlic, roasted red pepper and basil butter. But that's another recipe for another time. I also like parsley and asiago cheese butter. Let your imagination run wild and experiment with different flavors.
Lemon Basil Garlic Butter
1/2 cup softened butter, salted
1/4 cup fresh basil chopped finely
1 clove garlic, minced finely
1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest
1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
Mix well, put in plastic wrap and form into a roll. Refrigerate till firm and serve with baked potato, steamed veggies or grilled steak. This is a finishing butter and it just adds that extra bit of flavor to your food. It will keep up to a week in the fridge.
Give this a try and you will never eat a steak without it.
Till next time.........