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Basil Butter

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"I make this tasty butter during the growing season and freeze it for later use. This allows my family and me to enjoy the flavor of fresh basil all year long. I use it to enhance cooked vegetables, chicken and fish. No one seems to miss the salt that I deliberately leave out."
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 48 servings


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  1. In a food processor, chop basil. Add butter, lemon juice and pepper and garlic salt; blend until smooth. Drop by half-tablespoons onto a baking sheet; freeze. Remove from baking sheet and store in freezer bags. Use to flavor chicken, fish or vegetables.


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I've now made two batches of this delicious butter: yes, it is THAT good! I added some parsley and minced garlic, subtracted the garlic salt. It is delectable on shrimp! Friends have raved a...

Excellent. A basic idea, but a great one nonetheless, and I loved the blend of ingredients the submitter uses in her recipe. I have an unruly basil plant that needed a major haircut. I already ...

very good recipe, i added 2 toes of garlic and this stuff is great on toasted french bread, mashed potatoes, noodles etc.

You don't have to use a food processor. Just have to leave the butter out for 5-10 minutes until its a little soft. I didn't want to make too much so just used a 1/4 stick and a handful of basi...

WOw. This is amazing. Instead of garlic salt, I used 3 pieces of garlic. I made a batch and it was so good, I had to make two more. I will always have some of this in the freezer. It was wonderf...

Loved this. I left out the lemon juice and it tasted great. Went well with hot fresh bread.

Great recipe. Made this for a family BBQ and used the basil butter for our corn on the cob. Everyone, even the kids, loved it. I'm making more and freezing it.

I have a ton of basil this year, and was searching for recipes to preserve some of it for use throughout the year. I already have two big bags of basil in the freezer, pesto made into ice cubes...

Wonderful! I used granulated garlic instead of garlic salt. When using for garlic bread I would sprinkle more garlic on the bread before baking but anxious to try as is on vegetables. Made an...