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Parsley Compound Butter With Garnish Idea And Recipe

         Herb butter recipe

         We can make parsley compound butter with different herbs. My favorites are parsley and green dill. I used parsley for my herb butter but we can use other herbs and a mix of herbs. For the Holiday table, we can garnish compound butter with a rose made out of butter. A very easy but fancy and unusual way for compound butter presentation. We can use herb butter in so many ways! We can use herb butter on steak, fish dishes, side dishes, vegetables. Flavorful compound butter is great to use for stuffing meat, or chicken. Very good idea to replace plain butter with toast for breakfast, use it on a piece of bread, compound butter great for steak topping, and much more. The list can be endless where we can use this great recipe!

Very impressive and simple butter garnish is rose from butter. Below the recipe, I show an option of how we can mold in the butter rose. The same way we can make other butter garnishes. For example, make cuts with cookie cutters from butter and freeze it, when you ready place the same way in a butter dish or other molds designs and it dresses up butter for Holidays.

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How To Make Parsley Compound Butter

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4 oz or 113 g butter room temperature,

20 g ( hand full) parsley or desirable herb,

1 teaspoon lemon juice,



A great and easy garnish idea for the herb compound butter is to make a rose from butter and mold it in the flavored butter.

Cooking Direction:

1.  Chop parsley very fine.

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2. Parsley mixes with butter. Add salt and lemon juice.

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How to Garnish Herb Compound Butter With Flower Shaped Butter

  1. Cover a lid of a butter dish with plastic, place a flower on the bottom and cover with herb butter.

2. Press out any air. Place in the refrigerator approximately for 1-2  hours.

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Remove from plastic, take out the butter.

Our fancy compound butter ready to serve.


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If you are going to freeze butter, divide a log of cold butter into desired pieces, freeze it on cutting board and keep in a bag in the freezer separated with wax paper.

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How To Make a Butter Roll In The Shape Of The Flower

       The easiest way to make roll place soft butter on the plastic wrap, roll and twist the ends like wrap candy. On the photo, I make butter roll with design, so when I slice butter, it shaped like a flower.

       I placed skewers around the roll and after wrapped into plastic wrap. Cool in a refrigerator or freeze. Remove plastic wrap and skewers. To slice frozen butter use a hot knife. Cute and simple way to make flower shaped herb butter.

Instead of a plastic wrap we can use baking paper or wax paper.

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2 replies
  1. Iryna
    Iryna says:

    I want to try to make butter with dill. I think it will be great for sandwich with marinated fish.
    Thank you for the recipe, Gala.


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