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Compound Butter

How to Make Compound Butter
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Refrigeration1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Garnish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter


  • sticks butter unsalted, slightly softened
  • 1 small shallot roughly chopped
  • 1 handful flat leaf parsley
  • 3 sprigs fresh savory leaves removed, stems discarded
  • 3 sprigs fresh marjoram leaves removed, stems discarded
  • Kosher salt and white pepper to taste
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoining or to taste


  • Spin everything in a food processor until all the ingredients are blended and the herbs are finely chopped. The butter should be a nice mostly-uniform bright green.