Friday, June 8, 2012

Herb Butter


The Oregano needed pruning!



After snipping about half the height from the
plant...


..I added most to the dehydrator.


(The parsley wanted to go to seed
so it was trimmed, also, and shared
half of the racks in the dehydrator.)


The aroma was so fragrant
it made me hungry for a tasty
treat of a lightly toasted roll
with herb butter.

To make my Oregano, Garlic and
Parmesan butter I first
stripped the leaves from the stem by grasping
the top with the fingers of one hand
and pulling down the stem with the fingers
of the other hand.
(the stems go to the compost)


Chop leaves fine ~
about 3 Tablespoons


Add to 1/4 cup softened butter


Add a heaping Tablespoon of minced garlic
(I usually use fresh, but didn't have any so
used this garlic in a jar.)



Add 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese


Mix up with a spoon and place in a pretty little
crock or bowl.


I spread a roll with the butter and
toasted lightly!
Mmmm! Delish!

You can use a variety of herbs
such as Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme, Marjoram,
Basil, and Sage
or any combination of the above.
Be creative ~ add Garlic, lemon, pepper,cheese.
It can be used on meats, fish, chicken and vegetables.
It's perfect for grilling ~
add a pat and let it melt it's herbal
goodness right down into what ever you are cooking.
Tastes so good!
Freezes well and keeps for about 3 months.
Fill up a pretty jar and
present it to your host at that next
Bar~B~Q!

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19 comments:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

It has been too long since I have made her butter....this looks wonderful!

Heather said...

Oh Yum!! that looks delish thanks for sharing Love Heather

Thistle Cove Farm said...

This does look wonderful, Raeann; think I'll make some tomorrow with whatever is good in the garden.

Mrs R. said...

Raeann, that looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing with us!

American Home said...

MMMM... This looks wonderful. You are so very creative! I must try this one.

Have a great day,
Donna

momphotographer said...

great idea!!!

Cheri said...

I love herb butter, why is it I never remember to make it.

Thanks for the inspiration - it looks delish!

Susan Zentmyer said...

Yum!! I have some basil and some rosemary that I think I will use for this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

My biggest problem with making herbed butters is I always forget to soften the butter ahead of time! However, that's not much of a good excuse, and this looks wonderful--you've inspired me to make some soon!

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Mmm, my mouth is watering, and I'm not even hungry! I don't even have oregano this year; how could I have let that one slip? I'll have to give it a whirl with thyme or basil, or mint!

Love,

Marqueta

Shirley said...

Yummy! I must share your blog with my sister..she loves to cook and loves to try new things..then I taste it after she makes it..Very nice..I'm your newest follower and found you over at Kathy's Home & Garden Thursday party..once again..Yummy!!

Tori Beveridge said...

I haven't made an herb butter in a long time and your post just made me want some. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

I found you through The Country Garden Showcase.

Camille said...

You don't mind if we pop over for dinner tonight, do you? LOL! It appears to me that you are a wonderful cook my friend. :)

Love,
Camille

A Daughter of the King said...

I'm going to try this!

Illinois Lori said...

Now I'm just itching for my oregano to take off so I can make this! Thanks for the lovely photo-tutorial, I feel like making garlic bread, it looks so yummy!

Blessings,
Lori

Jann Olson said...

Just so happens that I have some fresh corn on the cob hubby brought home. Planned on grilling it for dinner. Wouldn't this butter be tasty? I think I am going to make some. I have plenty of herbs. I have a dehydrater, but seldom use it. I really should start drying my herbs. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

mary_smith said...

Yum!! The recipe is so simple and I've got all of the ingredients already.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Perfect timing, I have some oregano I need to trim back! I'm going to make this! Delightsome post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Jann Olson said...

Hi Raeann, I just wanted to hop over and let you know that I will be featuring your Herb Butter post on Share Your Cup later today.
Hugs,
Jann