Basil-Shallot Butter

Make a versatile flavored butter by adding shallot, fresh basil and a bit of lemon juice.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 8
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1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

1 shallot, finely chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Stir together the butter, basil, shallot and lemon juice in a medium bowl using a rubber spatula; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Serve at room temperature or transfer the butter to a piece of plastic wrap, wax paper or parchment and roll it up, twisting the ends to make a tight log. Refrigerate for 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.