A Holiday Butter Tip

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by Kchurchill5 "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:33 am

Mary wrote:I must be in a musical mood today . . . 'cause now I'm singing "'I'm dreaming of a GREEN Christmas . . ." :lol:
LOL
Pesto Butter?

Too much food on my mind!

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by Mary » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:40 am

Just in case others need measurements like I do, here's a link to get started:

http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/c ... ecipes.asp

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by Mary » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:44 am

Kchurchill5 wrote:
Mary wrote:I must be in a musical mood today . . . 'cause now I'm singing "'I'm dreaming of a GREEN Christmas . . ." :lol:
LOL
Pesto Butter?
Too much food on my mind!
With cilantro? Green chiles? Avocado? :)

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by Kittencal (ADMIN) » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:46 am

great post, thanks KC! :)

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by Kchurchill5 "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:51 am

Pesto butter ...

Can be made with cilantro or basil. I usually use my favorite recipe. I just tend to use less oil when I make it for the butter. But you can also just use a slotted spoon and let some of the oil drain. That works too.

Cilantro pesto, I love with almonds. Basil I love with pine nuts.

Just mix 1/1 butter and pesto. But you can really make it your own. Great smeared on a baguette and baked. Top with a little parm and delicious. Also great on a steak or pork chops as a condiment.

Now avocado butter is totally good. But you need to add some acidity so the avocado doesn't brown and it should be used that day. Avocado, mixed with butter and lime juice or you can use orange too.

Great for a grilled vegetable or chicken sandwich. Haven't used it for anything else.

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by Kchurchill5 "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:56 am

Green chili butter is awesome. Just mix with shallots and roll into a log or keep as is. Simple put a little over grilled chicken or steak. Delicious and easy.

Add a little chili powder and cumin with the chilies and shallots AND it is a sauce for the chicken. Squeeze a little lime in it and WOW, can't be more perfect for a simple sauce to a PLAIN chicken breast.

This also makes a great sauce to toss fried chicken wings in.

Just make sure to grind them up fine. I use my mini food processor.

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by Kchurchill5 "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:00 am

Thx Kit, I love flavored butters. It is just a nice way to Jazz up a simple dish.

Red wine or port and butter with shallots is amazing over steak or a tenderloin. Easy, make ahead and wonderful. Easier than a sauce, but just as good.

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by Mary » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:06 am

KC, you are truly an inspiration. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by Kittencal (ADMIN) » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:30 am

Kchurchill5 wrote:Thx Kit, I love flavored butters. It is just a nice way to Jazz up a simple dish.

Red wine or port and butter with shallots is amazing over steak or a tenderloin. Easy, make ahead and wonderful. Easier than a sauce, but just as good.

me too Kim I used to experiment with tons of different flavored butters, I have recipes stuck away in my paper files for many of them I need to dig them out and post them here ;)

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Re: A Holiday Butter Tip

Post by LindasBusyKitchen » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:35 pm

I am waiting for you to post some of your butters Kit :) I love it on so many things!

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