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.
Make Ahead Tips
The butter will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or in the freezer for a month.
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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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