The herb butter I made for my turkey is bitter. Rescue, use or toss?

  • Posted by: @bstnbxr
  • November 21, 2018


TD November 21, 2018
Thanks! I'll give it a go and report back. Happy Thanksgiving.
TD November 21, 2018
4 medium cloves garlic
1/4 cup chopped chives, parsley, sage, thyme
1 medium shallot
1 stick butter
Combine everything in a processor and blitz. The butter is to be spread between turkey skin & breast and smearing over the outside before roasting.
I've doubled the recipe and don't have any backup so prefer not to toss.
Smaug November 21, 2018
Sounds OK- also, if it's sat for any length of time the garlic can-uh- metamorphise a bit, but will tame down with cooking. People tend to forget that bitter is a perfectly good flavor element- peppers would be nowhere without it, to say nothing of coffee and chocolate.
Smaug November 21, 2018
ps- parsley that has bolted has a distinctly off flavor.
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