Colbert Butter
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Zesty and flavorful, this compound butter is a nice combination of fresh lemon juice, tarragon and parsley.

Yield: serves 4


  • 4 Tbsp. softened butter
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> tsp. demi-glace
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place butter in a medium bowl. Cream with a fork and add demi-glace, tarragon, parsley, and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Mound butter on a piece of plastic wrap, roll to form a cylinder, twist ends of wrap, and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. Slice in rounds to serve.