Herb Butter Recipe

Herb Butter Recipe

Delicate Herb Butter Recipe

by Chef Lucia Watson


Herb butters add a delicate flavor to fish, whether it's pan fried, broiled, grilled, or poached. I like the basil-oregano blend on salmon, the dill with walleye, and the cilantro on catfish. I brush the butters on during cooking or, most often, add a spoonful just before serving.


Basil-Oregano Butter — In a small mixer bowl, beat 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 tbsp. dry sherry, 2 tbsp. snipped fresh basil, 2 tbsp. snipped fresh oregano, 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, and a dash of salt and black pepper. Refrigerate, covered, several hours. Soften butter before using.


Cilantro Butter — In a small mixer bowl, beat 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro, 3 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. white pepper. Refrigerate, covered, several hours. Soften butter before using.

Dill Butter — In a small mixer bowl, beat 1/2 cup softened butter with 1 tbsp. dry sherry, 3 tbsp. snipped fresh dill, 1 tbsp. snipped fresh parsley, 1 tsp. minced onion, 2 tsp. lemon juice, and a dash of salt and black pepper. Refrigerate, covered, several hours. Soften butter before using.

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