Garlic herb butter is a delicious compound butter made with fresh herbs and roasted garlic. This homemade condiment recipe makes the perfect topping for baked or mashed potatoes, garlic bread, or pasta.
Course Sauce, vegetarian
Keyword Garlic Herb Butter, Herb Butter
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 55minutes
1cupchopped soft herbs (or 1/4 cup harder more aromatic herbs)see notes
250g(salted) butter2 sticks
Preheat oven to 400F (200C) and take the butter out of the fridge to soften at room temperature.
Remove paper-like coat of bulb of garlic and cut about 1/3 of the top part off to expose all cloves, make sure to leave the bulb intact. Drizzle a couple of drops of oil over each clove, place bulb into a cocotte and place the lid on top or wrap in aluminum foil. Roast it for 40-50 minutes or until soft and golden. (see video)
In the meantime, wash and spin dry herbs and then de-stalk them. Chop herbs finely until you have about 1 cup of chopped herbs.
Add chopped herbs, roasted soft garlic and softened butter to a bowl and mash and mix with a fork until very well combined. Make sure to mash the roasted garlic nicely into the butter.
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Use either1 cup soft herbs like parsley, chives, basil, cilantro, dill, etc.Or 1/4 cup aromatic herbs like thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, etc.You can also mix and match just make sure you use little of the aromatic herbs and you can use a lot of the soft herbs