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Chef John's Nasturtium Butter

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"If the thought of making a flavored butter with flowers from the backyard sounds kind of crazy, think again. Nasturtium petals have an interesting, but very subtle radish flavor that works perfectly in this colorful compound butter."
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45 m servings 51
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Smash flower petals with a pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle until a paste forms.
  2. Stir butter and smashed petals together in a bowl until well-combined.
  3. Place butter in the center of a piece of plastic wrap, wrap the butter, roll into a small log shape, and refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.
  4. To serve, slice off a pat of nasturtium butter and let in slowly melt over grilled fish, chicken, or vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 51 calories; 5.8 0 0.1 15 20 Full nutrition

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Tastes as good as it looks! I had 4 cups of flowers to use. I suggest letting the flowers dry off if you wash them just before you use them in this recipe.

I was really second-guessing the whole adding plants into my butter, but it turned out great! Thanks for the recipe P.S. add in some grass if you want a more nutty taste

I love the light, radish-y flavor of nasturtium in salad, so I was intrigued by this recipe when I saw it.