Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Scallion Butter

 This simple three-ingredient recipe has become a new favorite staple in my fridge. Fresh creamery butter, chopped scallions plucked from a container of regrown kitchen scraps in my Deck Potager, and the smallest bit of kick from hot sauce, and I have a simple flavored butter that has the power to transform almost any savory dish. 

An obvious enhancement to a slice of bread or crusty roll, it also makes for a wonderful topping for mashed or baked potatoes. It livens up an ear of freshly roasted corn, gives special flavoring to a pot of green beans, flavors steaks on the grill, and when embedded in a burger makes them moist and delicious. Almost anywhere that you use butter, you can substitute a flavored butter with excellent results. 

Nothing is easier than this recipe. Plus, it gives me an excuse to use these cute little individual butter dishes that are one of my favorite tabletop accessories. Store what you don't use in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge, or roll into a cylinder, wrap in plastic and keep in the freezer for up to 4 months. 

Scallion Butter

1 stick butter, softened
2 tablespoons finely diced scallions
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Place ingredients into a medium mixing bowl.  Beat with a hand mixer until combined. Scoop into decorative container and chill until ready to use. For longer storage, be sure to store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I would love this. Thansk tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Lisa Boyle said...

I have never tried to make this before. You are inspiring me! Thanks for linking up with "Try a new Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/06/try-new-recipe-tuesday-june-10.html