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Basil Butter Recipe

This is an ideal accompaniment for adding a little zest to a simply-fried steak, veal or pork escalope or lamb chop.

Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians

Ingredients

250g/8oz of the best Unsalted Butter, kept at room temperature for at least 2 hours (keep the butter paper)
- 1 big, or 2 medium, cloves of Garlic, peeled and chopped
- 8-10 Fresh Basil leaves, torn (rather than cut) into pieces
- a little salt and freshly-ground pepper

Equipment needed: A food processor (although it can be made without)

Method

1. Put the soft butter in a bowl with the other ingredients.

2. Blend, with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is even and smooth.

3. Alternatively, process the mixture in a processor.

4. Return the butter mixture to its original paper, it might have to be cooled first, until it holds its shape - or a piece of foil of similar size.

5. Gently work the butter into a sausage shape and roll up in the paper.

Place in the fridge and cut off slices as required.

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