Flavored Butter

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Flavored butter is a wonderful way to elevate many recipes by adding lots of flavor and creamy richness. All the aromatic flavors in the butter pack a powerful punch, without being overpowering at all. Shallots, garlic, lemon and fresh herbs – they are the perfect marriage.


  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons butter) softened to room temperature
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1/2 Tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/21 teaspoon lemon zest and 1/2 Tablespoon juice from 1 small lemon
  • salt, pepper, to taste


  1. Make sure that the butter is at room temperature.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat about 1/2 Tablespoon of the butter, then add the shallots and garlic, season with salt and cook for just a few minutes, until tender and starting to turn golden. Cool slightly.
  3. Add the cooked shallots and garlic, along with the lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley and thyme to the remaining butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  4. Shape the butter into a log and wrap in parchment paper, plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Chill.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week and in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Serve the flavored butter on top of steak, poultry, seafood or with veggies, such as green beans, brussels sprouts, broccoli, etc.

You can also add the flavored butter to potatoes, rice or pasta.