Maître d'Hotel Butter

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"My wonderful mother gave me a superb Italian cookbook many, many years ago. It has a great savoury butter recipe. I have given variations for the different butters. Slices of butter can be used to garnish steaks, chops, chicken, fish or vegetables and I have also used it in sandwiches and canapé's. And best of all it can be frozen! After 1 hour of freezing portions can be cut off the roll and frozen individually for use on steaks or vegetables. To make open sandwiches and canapé's : Remove the crusts from the bread and spread with the savoury butter, cut into slices or shapes with cutters."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (14.3 g)
  • Calories 89.9
  • Total Fat - 10.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 26.9 mg
  • Sodium - 89.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 0.1 g
  • Calcium - 3.1 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Cream the butter and mix it with the parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Step 2

Roll the butter in a cylinder or tube shape, wrap in foil and chill on the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Step 3

When ready, cut into slices to serve.


Step 4

ANCHOVY BUTTER~ Flavour the butter with 40gr of drained and finely chopped anchovy fillets.

Step 5

GARLIC BUTTER~ Flavour the butter with 3 crushed garlic cloves,

Step 6

GORGONZOLA BUTTER~ Mix the butter with 60gr Gorgonzola cheese.

Step 7

MUSTARD BUTTER ~ Mix the butter with 1 tablespoon of mustard. (your flavour/strength to taste).

Step 8

PRAWN BUTTER~ Mince or grind 40g of cooked, peeled prawns. Mix with the butter.

Step 9

SMOKED SALMON BUTTER~ Mince or grind 25gr of smoked salmon, and mix with the butter.

Step 10

TUNA BUTTER~ Mince or grind 50gr of drained canned tuna in brine or oil with the butter.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Yummy...I made the garlic butter...and I'm planning to make garlic bread for the hubby tomorrow...I cut this in half to make sure it was going to be made again...and it's going to be made again...made for "Bill Board" tag game...

review by:
(29 Nov 2016)


Made the parsley butter as posted, a great addition that adds a special touch to make for a company quality meal!Looking to shrimp which will see me making garlic butter. Thank you and thank your mom for sharing!

review by:
(14 Jun 2015)