Horseradish Compound Butter

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Author Notes: I love to dress up plain dishes with a little compound butter - makes it look fancy, with little effort. I like to smear this on steaks, grilled lamb chops, pan-seared sea scallops, hamburgers, stirred into creamy mashed potatoes, or pretty much anywhere you want a little spicy bite! - mrslarkinmrslarkin

Food52 Review: Mrslarkin’s terrific compound butter packs just the right amount of horseradish zing, balanced nicely with lemon zest and parsley. It’s a snap to make and jazzes up everything from a toasted baguette to grilled steaks (even better combined in a sandwich the next day!). I agree with my husband who said, “Why don’t we always have this on steak?” - MidgeMidge

Serves 8

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (spreadable but not really mushy)
  • 1 Spring green garlic or 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh horseradish, or to taste (prepared horseradish works, just squeeze out the moisture)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Italian parsley (flat leaf), minced
  • sea salt or kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  1. Ina medium bowl, mash together first five ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon onto plastic wrap. Gently form into a small log. Refrigerate until firm.
  2. *Cook's note: If your grated fresh horseradish is on the chunky side, give it a few passes with a chef's knife.

Tags: butter, spicy

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about 4 years ago checker

Living in a tiny apartment I am without constant access to a grill (Sigh.) and now that the weather is warming up I am champing at the bit for a grilled steak. When that happens this will be a part of it. Well done.

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thanks, checker. Hope you like it!!

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about 4 years ago MyCommunalTable

How did I miss this one. Love it. I should do compound butters more often.

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thanks, MCT! Go for it!

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about 4 years ago SwoonMySpoon

Love compound butters! Your recipe sounds delicious...can't wait to try it!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thank you, SMS! Let me know what you think!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

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Love this! You're so clever!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thank you drbabs!!

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about 4 years ago Midge

Yum, I'd happily eat this on toast!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Oh, yes! yummy - like a spicy garlic bread!

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about 4 years ago TiggyBee

Oh, I just know this is great!!

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about 4 years ago TiggyBee

corn on the cob...

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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omg, yes!!!

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about 4 years ago hardlikearmour

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Great idea, mrslarkin! Thumbs up!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thanks, hla!!