7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

I use this instead of a sauce for roast beef and steaks. It can be made ahead of time, so prep can be cut at dinner time. It will last for several days in the refrigerator.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter with an electric mixer. Mix in lemon juice, tarragon, black pepper, and shallot. Season to taste with salt. Chill for at least 1 hour.

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Nutrition Facts

107 calories; 11.6 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. 1 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
Guests loved this butter served with a crusty garlic bread. I thought the shallots might make it too chuncky but chunky was good. Great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2011
Great easy recipe! I used fresh tarragon and as I didn't have any unsalted butter on hand just used salted butter and omitted adding any salt. I stole an idea from another recipe by arranging on a 12" piece of plastic wrap leaving 3" at either end and rolling before refrigerating. This way made it easy to cut into nice size 'pats' for serving on top of the steak. I will use this recipe again and again! Read More
(8)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
Guests loved this butter served with a crusty garlic bread. I thought the shallots might make it too chuncky but chunky was good. Great recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2011
Great easy recipe! I used fresh tarragon and as I didn't have any unsalted butter on hand just used salted butter and omitted adding any salt. I stole an idea from another recipe by arranging on a 12" piece of plastic wrap leaving 3" at either end and rolling before refrigerating. This way made it easy to cut into nice size 'pats' for serving on top of the steak. I will use this recipe again and again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2006
I agree with the previous reviewer that this is like a Bernaise sauce. Very nice put on a grilled filet mignon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2006
This is a good recipe. It tastes just like bearnaise sauce just a different consistency. The only change I would make is add less shallots next time. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2012
This was absolutely perfect! I had been looking for a good tarragon butter recipe and this was exactly what I was thinking. I made the recipe as is and wouldn't change a thing. I served it over steaks and it was mouthwatering!!! I did take another users advice and rolled it on a sheet of plastic wrap before refrigerating. This made it easy to cut once it was hard. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2013
Nice spread for crostini or toasted french bread or to top grilled meat. I will back off of the amount of pepper a bit in the future as it was just a little overpowering for us. Loved the shallots. Read More
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