Two of my favorite things in the world are garlic and butter – and I’m of the opinion that they both make almost anything better; even each other. Whether you’re using today’s garlic-butter for biscuits, bread, or even steak, this is one recipe that you absolutely must have in your repertoire, if only because very few recipes pack this much deliciousness in such a simple, easy to achieve package.
Why You’ll Love It
1) Super Simple. Making garlic butter is as simple as popping a head of garlic in the oven, warming some butter, and then mashing the two together with some seasonings. It really is just that easy.
2) Add Buttery Garlic Goodness to Anything. Serve it slathered on steak, or on crusty Italian bread, or breadsticks, or even in baked or mashed potatoes. Really, anywhere you might enjoy the combination of garlic and butter is a candidate for today’s recipe.
3) It Keeps. You can prepare this in batches and keep in the fridge just like you would ‘regular’ butter for up to about a week.
Make It Your Own
1) Plain – No Seasonings. The combination of roasted garlic and butter is perfectly delicious on its own, and goes great alongside things like herbed crackers, seasoned breadsticks, or on marinated steaks. Think of recipes or applications where you already have a nice range of flavors or seasonings, where the addition of ‘simply’ garlic and butter is what you’re looking for.
2) The Basics. My personal preference for preparing garlic butter is to add in a super simple combination of dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. This goes great on crusty Italian bread, biscuits, and breadsticks.
3) Herbs Galore. For things like grilled steak, I like a combination of thyme, rosemary, salt, and black pepper. This is also my go to for rubbing down things like rib roasts.
4) Tailor it to the Meal. However, as I alluded to above, the best way to prepare garlic butter is to tailor it to what you’re eating. You don’t want the garlic butter to ‘stand out’ out on its own like a sore thumb, conversely you don’t want it be lost in the mix. It should meld into the meal as a complement to whatever your applying it to.
Uses For Today’s Garlic Butter
1) On Steak. This would be a perfection addition to any steak platter, such as the one I prepared here. Simply slather the garlic butter on the steak, and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
2) Homemade Breadsticks. At the risk of being old fashioned, I’m going to suggest breadsticks to pair with today’s garlic butter, and these are much easier to prepare than you might think. In my mind, these are one of the best pairings.
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