Herb Butters & Flavor Bombs
Herb butters are a fast and easy way to enjoy the tastes of your favorite herbs on a daily basis without any preparation. There is no limit to the types of butters you can make and they will always taste fresh on breadsticks, toast, or melted into a hot meal.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup finely chopped mixed herbs
- 1 tsp. salt, pepper
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well until herbs are distributed evenly. Dump onto a piece of waxed paper, shape into a cylinder or disk, and seal ends by twisting. Chill in refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour. Will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks, and the freezer for a few months.
Recipe adapted from: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-herb-but-10858
Flavor bombs take half the stress out of preparing a flavorful meal. Simply mix together your favorite blends of herbs, freeze them in olive oil or water, and when it’s time to cook throw them into your recipe instead of searching around and measuring out different herbs!
- 3-4 cups fresh herbs
- olive oil or water, as needed
Add herbs to a food processor. Pulse while adding olive oil or water until the herbs turn into a thick paste. Add salt. Pulse until nearly pureed. Spoon into ice cube trays using a Tbsp to measure, cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Once frozen, remove cubes from the tray and store in a plastic bag or tightly covered container. Store in freezer.
Recipe adapted from: http://feralkitchen.com/2012/10/24/how-to-make-a-basil-flavor-bomb/