Monday, June 21, 2010

The Monday Recipe Blog

Howdy from Oklahoma!

If it’s Monday, it must be a recipe, and this summer we are featuring grilling recipes. Today we will talk about flavored butter. If you grill a lot of meat, you should have rounds of flavored butter in your refrigerator or freezer. Placing rounds of flavored butter on the steaks or chops right before you serve them will add a great taste sensation to the meat.

Flavored Butter:

Soften at least one stick of butter, more if you want to freeze it for later.

Simmer some finely-chopped shallots or onion in red wine or butter.

Take your favorite herbs (fresh herbs are better) and mix them into the softened butter. Use as little or as much as you like, depending on how strong you want the butter to be flavored.

Stir in the shallots/onions and mix everything well.

Roll the mixture into a little log, on parchment paper. Wrap the parchment paper tightly around the log and squeeze each end to compact the log. Twist each end tightly.

Now you have your flavored butter. You can store it in the fridge or in the freezer. When it’s time, trim off one end of the log and slice off little rounds from that end. Pull off the paper and top each steak with a little round of butter immediately before serving.

Now, aren’t you ready to barbeque yet????

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