Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Maitre d'Hotel Butter

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup/110 g unsalted butter, softened

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, optional

Pinch paprika or cayenne pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Beat the butter, lemon juice, parsley, mustard, paprika and salt and pepper together. Roll into a sausage in parchment paper and chill. Serve rounds on grilled or poached fish or meats. 
  2. Other compound butter ideas... 
  3. Horseradish Butter: Mix 3 tablespoons horseradish with 1/2 cup/125 g butter, salt and pepper. 
  4. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Butter: Mix 6 to 8 sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped finely, and 1 tablespoon chopped basil with 1/2 cup/125 g butter, salt and pepper. 
  5. Fresh Herb Butter: Mix 1 tablespoon each of chopped dill, parsley, thyme, chives, mint and basil, and the zest of 1 lemon with 1/2 cup/125 g butter, salt and pepper.

Herb Butter

Lemon Butter

Classic Beurre Blanc: White Butter Sauce