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Dinner Tonight: Grilled Chipotle-Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter

Blake Royer Post a comment

Compound butter is one of the easiest, yet most impressive ways to make a meal more delicious. Even though it's nothing more than softened butter with herbs or spices or other flavorings whipped into it, somehow it achieves a level of refinement that comes across as very impressive (for a barbecue, having a couple varieties to slather on everything makes for a fantastic party). Though the old-school recipes use French flavors, just about anything will play well with butter. More

Grilled Chipotle-Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter

Serious Eats Blake Royer 4 comments

Compound butter is one of the easiest, yet most impressive ways to make a meal more delicious. Even though it's nothing more than softened butter with herbs or spices or other flavorings whipped into it, somehow it achieves a level of refinement that comes across as very impressive (for a barbecue, having a couple varieties to slather on everything makes for a fantastic party). More

Grilling: Planked Whitefish with Cilantro-Lime Butter

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 4 comments

Once the fish was opaque and started to flake, after about 20 minutes over an indirect, medium heat, I slathered on a tasty compound butter of cilantro, serrano chile, and lime. More

Orange Lavender Honey Butter

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz Post a comment

This is a pretty straightforward use for lavender, but it's such an assertive herb that simple, unfussy recipes seem to do it the most justice. It's also a great way to preserve fresh lavender if you can get it. If... More

How to Make Compound Butter

How To Kumiko Mitarai 22 comments

There's nothing like a pat of butter melting away on top of something you're about to sink your teeth into. And when you add a few flavorful ingredients to it, you've got compound butter. Making compound butter is an easy and practical way of layering on buttery goodness along with fresh herbs, aromatic spices, a little kick, or a hint of sweetness. More

Serious Heat: Compound Butter That Adds a Cajun Flair

Serious Eats Andrea Lynn 5 comments

Who doesn't like adding a pat of richness to a meal in the form of smooth, luscious butter? But wait—there's a way to get even more flavor from butter. My newest exploration is making a variety of compound butters, and this one combines celery, bell pepper, and hot pepper sauce. More

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