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Compound Butter with Garlic, Shallots & Herbs

Compound Butter with Garlic, Shallots & Herbs makes the nicest homemade holiday gift for a neighbor or friend. Use it on steaks, chicken and fish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Compound Butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 1 stick
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 stick butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tablespoons shallots, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Plastic wrap or parchment paper


  • Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, scoop the mound of butter onto a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Using one end of the wrap or paper, mold the wrap around the butter rolling and forming it into a log.
  • Refrigerate the compound butter for 2 hours. Slice the butter into 1/4-inch thick round discs and add it to your steak, chicken or fish after it has finished cooking. Allow the butter to melt the serve.