Basil&Garlic Butter

Okay, I’m sensing a theme here…

Remember here & here when I used these as the main flavorings for the dishes? Yeah, I guess I liked it.

Today’s recipe is exceptionally simple, and I have faith that anyone can do it {mainly because there is no actual cooking involved}.

What you’ll need:

1/2 C of Regular Salted Butter {really, this depends on how much you’d like to make. I started with a stick to make sure it’d work out}

3/4 TBSP of Minced Basil

1/2 TSP of Minced Garlic

That’s it! Now, let the butter sit out, covered, to get to room temperature.

It shouldn’t take but 20-30 minutes to get fairly soft. When it does get soft, start mashing with a fork, like so:

When it is nice and creamy, like this:

Add the rest of the ingredients, like this:

With your fork, make sure you blend the ingredients together well, so that all the flavors can infuse. Put the creation into a pretty little dish and pop in the fridge to let it sit. Sadly, I do not have a pretty little dish, but I plan on getting a charming, retro one soon!

Now, you’re probably wondering when you could ever use this flavorful fusion. How about on some toast, put under the broiler for a moment or two, maybe some parm cheese, and paired with a delightful soup {dippage required}! Sounds good to me!

Enjoy!

Here’s the stats:

*Statistics are approximate and can be calculated on www.recipes.sparkpeople.com

Stats are based on 1/2 TBSP per serving:

 16 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 51.1
  Total Fat 5.8 g
  Saturated Fat 3.6 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.5 g
  Cholesterol 15.2 mg
  Sodium 40.9 mg
  Potassium 3.0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 0.1 g
  Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
  Sugars 0.0 g
  Protein 0.1 g
  Vitamin A 3.7 %
  Vitamin B-12 0.2 %
  Vitamin B-6 0.1 %
  Vitamin C 0.1 %
  Vitamin D 1.0 %
  Vitamin E 0.6 %
  Calcium 0.2 %
  Copper 0.0 %
  Folate 0.1 %
  Iron 0.0 %
  Magnesium 0.1 %
  Manganese 0.2 %
  Niacin 0.0 %
  Pantothenic Acid     0.1 %
  Phosphorus     0.2 %
  Riboflavin 0.2 %
  Selenium 0.1 %
  Thiamin 0.0 %
  Zinc 0.1 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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