Yield: Yields 1/2 cup seasoned butter.
Basil butter is especially delicious made with sweet basil. I keep it on hand for adding a touch of basil flavor to just about anything. Try stirring it into hot pasta, polenta, or mashed potatoes; tossing it with cooked vegetables; melting it over grilled meats; or serving it softened, with bread. This recipe can easily be doubled.
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The butter will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or in the freezer for a month.
This is a great way to preserve some of my garden basil. This year the weather has been so great that the basil I planted early fall is doing great. I decided to make this butter to serve over chicken next month. I do think that it is going to taste fantastic slathered on freshly baked sourdough bread. Yum!
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