One of the basic ingredients in most cuisines around the world is butter, which is ideal for preparing many different recipes, but also to give a different touch to bread or sandwiches. In addition to classic butter, it is possible to make flavored butter, that is, combine them with other ingredients and give them a completely different flavor than usual. There are many options, but this time in this article, we are going to show you one of the most popular, keep reading and discover how to make garlic butter step by step.
- 100g butter
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 sprigs of parsley
- black pepper
Steps to follow:
The first step in making this garlic butter recipe is to peel the garlic cloves and chop them very finely. Next, you must introduce them into a mortar and crush them with the pestle until you obtain a kind thick, and consistent paste.
On the other hand, wash the parsley, drain it, and with the help of a knife, also chop it into small pieces.
Once the garlic is well crushed, it is time to add the amount of salt to taste, the chopped parsley, and a touch of black pepper. Pound again with the pestle so that the flavors of all the ingredients mix together.
Take into account that we have added parsley to the mixture, but that you can also use, in its place, if you prefer other types of aromatic herbs, such as fine herbs, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, etc.
Butter fresh from the fridge is a bit hard and it is difficult to handle it well in recipes. For this reason, we recommend that you first heat the butter in the microwave for a few seconds, or melt it on the stove following the bain-marie technique. To carry out the latter, you only have to place the butter in a saucepan and introduce it into a larger one with a little water, wait until the butter melts.
When the butter has melted, pour it into a bowl and add the garlic and herb mixture you prepared earlier. Stir well with a spoon or spatula so that all the ingredients are mixed and the butter acquires that final garlic flavor that we are looking for.
Next, place a piece of cling film on top of your kitchen counter and carefully pour the prepared garlic butter mixture over it. Make sure that it is quite concentrated in the center, since the idea is to roll up the transparent film, giving it the shape of a cylinder so that the butter is compact inside.
Once you have achieved it, let it rest at room temperature for approximately 1 hour; After this time, put it in the refrigerator and reserve it there until you are going to serve or consume it.
This garlic-flavored butter is ideal to add to your special recipes or simply spread on warm toast. We hope you like it!