Mix and Match Compound Butter

Three compound butters to spice up your corn on the cob.

Directions:                   

  1. For clarified butter: In medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Carefully skim off all white milk solids with a spoon and discard.

TIPS:

Boil butter briefly over high heat to help the fat rise to the surface. Overboiling will cause the butter to turn brown.

Clarified butter will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month as long as it is tightly covered.

You lose about 25% volume when clarifying butter. (E.g. – 16 ounces butter = 12 ounces clarified butter.)

Parmesan Garlic Butter

Directions:                   

  1. Melt clarified butter.
  2. Whisk in remaining ingredients and allow to steep for 5 minutes.

Chipotle Butter

Directions:

  1. Coat jalapeño with olive oil and place directly on stove top burner turned on high. Roast until skin is blistered and charred, rotating as needed.
  2. Wrap jalapeño in plastic wrap and set aside for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Melt clarified butter.
  4. Whisk in cumin, salt and pepper into butter and allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Peel and seed the jalapeño and place it in a food processor with the butter mixture and puree until smooth.

Rosemary and Red Wine Butter

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine wine, sugar and rosemary sprigs: heat to a simmer. Continue to simmer until only 2 ounces of liquid remains.
  2. Add butter, salt and pepper; steep on low heat for 5-10 minutes. Remove rosemary sprigs before serving.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Kevin, ALDI Test Kitchen