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Chipotle-Cilantro Butter

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Yields about 3/4 cup.

This spicy butter adds a Tex-Mex twist to a sautéed pork chop or grilled steak or some pleasant heat to baked sweet potatoes or steamed corn

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 chipotle chile (from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce), minced, plus 1 Tbs. adobo sauce; or to taste
  • 2 tsp.fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mash together with a fork or wooden spoon until the mixture is well combined (or pulse in a food processor). Form into a log shape in plastic wrap, parchment, or waxed paper (tightening the ends as if it were a sausage) and refrigerate for up to two weeks or freeze for up to three months.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per 1 Tbs.; Calories (kcal): 69; Fat (g): fat g 8; Fat Calories (kcal): 67; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 5; Protein (g): protein g 0; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 0; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 54; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 20; Fiber (g): fiber g 0;

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