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Lemon Thyme Compound Butter

Raven Higheagle


Compound butter (aka flavored butter), is wonderful and amazing.
The recipe is very simple: Butter + Things You Like + Refrigerator.
The flavoring options are limitless.
To make compound butter, make sure the butter is room temperature.
Then put it in a bowl and mix in whatever you want.
To make it pretty and easy to portion out, it’s best to roll it into a log with parchment paper.
When you are ready to use it, slice some off the log…
Put it on steaks when they come out of the oven.
Same goes for fish.
You can throw it on mussels…
On oysters…
Or on pancakes.
Or give it as a gift.


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Makes 1/2 Cup
5 Min


  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 clove
    garlic, peeled
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh thyme leaves
  • ·
    zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 dash(es)
    cayenne pepper

How to Make Lemon Thyme Compound Butter


  1. Place all the ingredients for the compound butter in a food processor.
  2. Puree until smooth and creamy.
  3. Scoop the compound butter onto wax paper and roll into a cylinder.
  4. Wrap the ends under and refrigerate.
  5. NOTE:
    You might want to label and date it. Refrigerated, it will keep for about two weeks. Frozen, about three months.

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About Lemon Thyme Compound Butter

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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