Heavenly Herb Butter (Recipe)

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February 6, 2024


Heavenly Herb Butter might become your new secret weapon in the kitchen. 

It makes an irresistible, silky sauce for mouthwatering grass-fed steaks. But it is also fantastic on pretty much anything else you want to put on your plate.

Pasta, potatoes, even rice. Steamed broccoli, carrots, beans, brussels sprouts. Basically, anything warm it can melt over.

And it makes delicious garlic bread or garlic toast. Can I say Yum?!?

Herbed Butter is also completely adaptable to your personal tastes. I absolutely love the combination of garlic, rosemary and lemon. But if you prefer other herbs, feel free to substitute to match the flavor profile of the meal you want to create. Fresh oregano, thyme and chives would all make good options. Or amp up the amount of parsley.

Rosemary is a fairly pungent herb so I only use about 1 ½ tsp per ½ cup of butter. If using a less pungent herb, you can add up to a tablespoon of combined herbs (in addition to the parsley) per ½ cup of butter.

If garlic doesn’t suit your taste buds, you can leave it out and add more herbs as necessary.

The lemon juice is also optional, but I think it adds a fresh, vibrant note to compliment the richness of the butter and the steak.

Make the Herbed Butter at least one hour before you’re ready to serve the meal, which gives time for all the flavors to meld together beautifully. You can also make it up to a week in advance, because the butter stores beautifully in the refrigerator.

Consider making more herbed butter than you need for your special dinner, so you can liven up future meals throughout the week.

Fresh herbs are going to give a brighter, richer flavor and meld more quickly. But dried herbs can be substituted in a pinch.


Heavenly Herb Butter Recipe


½ C salted butter

1 ½ tsp fresh rosemary, chopped fine

1 tsp dried parsley (or 1 T fresh parsley, finely chopped)

2 cloves crushed garlic

8-10 grinds black pepper

1/8th tsp kosher salt, to taste

1 tsp lemon juice


Bring butter to room temperature. If your kitchen is cool like mine, warm the butter in a glass bowl in the microwave for a couple of seconds. This makes it easier to stir everything together.

Add all the other ingredients and stir well to combine.

Taste and adjust as desired for salt.

Allow to set for at least an hour as you prepare the rest of dinner.

Serve generous dollops on top of plated hot steaks.

Dress vegetables and other sides with the same butter to pull the flavors through the meal, or provide a bowl on the table for people to adorn their meal as desired.

Store leftover in a glass jar in the fridge.

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