...for Your Low-Carb Cooking!
Living a low-carb lifestyle you’re always looking for good ways to incorporate good, healthy fats into your diet. One way is by using flavored, sometimes known as compound, butters. Here’s a whole page full to give you a bevy of alternatives to pick from the next time you throw a steak or burger on the grill!
I struck upon this delicious recipe while at an Easter get together flipping through Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue Bible cookbook. Yes even at parties I am consumed with recipes. &nbs…
Stir together 1/2 cup softened butter; 1/2 (4-oz.) goat cheese log, softened; 4 roasted garlic cloves; and 1/4 tsp. cracked pepper.
Stir together 1/2 cup softened butter, 4 tsp. spicy brown mustard, and 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives.
Stir together 1/2 cup softened butter, 2 tsp. lemon zest, 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, and 1/2 tsp. finely chopped thyme.
What is Compound Butter, What to use it for, and How to Make it. Recipe for Cilantro Lime Compound Butter that's great with grilled corn.
Grow what you love to use in cooking. My four favorite herb plants I use again and again from my garden are Italian parsley, basil, lavender and mint. herbs
Roasted red pepper butter is mouth-watering on baked and mashed potatoes or slathered on a seeded artisan bread served hot from the oven with soup.
There are a few things in life you just can't get enough of. One of which, is butter, obviously. And so, welcome to Brit + Co's ode to butter. Plain 'ol butter is good, but can sometimes get tiring. So the obvious solution would be to... make our own flavored butter!And We've whipped up 6…
The world has gone bacon crazy, and unfortunately it has nothing to do with the food item actually made from pork belly. I’m talking about products sold in tubes, squeeze bottles, jars, cans and tablets, all flashing the word “Bacon!” as it’s only selling point and not an ounce of real pork in its ingredients.…
As the nights cool off and the days become ever shorter we’ve been pruning back our herbs to allow them to harden off before the first frost hits. Which has left us with the delightful byprod…
Unsalted butter is mixed with minced, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, garlic, and chilled for two hours. This can be used directly on cooked meat, or to flavor sauce or gravy.
Dried tarragon, lemon, and shallots flavor this butter for roast beef, steaks, or even chicken and fish. Use it alone or add it in place of butter for a subtle flavor enhancement to sauces or gravy.
Sometimes the basics are the best! I've used this simple recipe for years to make garlic bread, and any leftovers go great on barbequed steaks, pasta, rice or potatoes. You can use any butter or margarine you like. Also, fresh or minced garlic in a jar works well. Adjust the amount of garlic to your…
You can make compound butter simply by making them, like you have seen in a number of these recipes, into logs that you then slice… but my favorite way is to put them into silicone molds like these adorable pig faces that I can then pop into the freezer! It makes them into single-serving sizes that thaw quickly so that I can then pop them on top of my foods when they are finishing up grilling!
Here’s how you roll them up into logs:
This is very functional but I just think the molds are more fun! Don’t have molds? You can always use ice cube trays! You know, those things we used to use before we all relied on ice machines in our refrigerators! LOL!
Do you have a favorite flavored compound butter you like to use in your low-carb cooking? We would love to hear so be sure to tell us in your comment below!
In the meantime grab a little piggie mold and make some yourself and enjoy the wonderful flavors they impart into your foods!
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