Savory Thyme Compound Butter

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
20 min

Yield:
about 1 quart
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup finely minced shallots
  • 1/4 cup finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 anchovies, chopped
  • Zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely minced
  • 2 pinches of paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  • Place the butter in a food processor with the shallots, garlic, thyme leaves, anchovies, lemon zest and lemon juice. Puree until smooth.

  • With the motor running, drizzle the olive oil into the butter. Transfer the butter to a bowl and fold in the parsley and paprika and season with salt and pepper.

  • Roll up the butter in parchment paper to form a log and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours, for easy slicing and portioning. The butter can also be frozen for up to 4 weeks.

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