Herb Butter

See the RecipeChristopher Hirsheimer

A compound, or flavored, butter is one of the best and easiest ways to finish a steak.

Herb Butter
A compound, or flavored, butter is one of the best and easiest ways to finish a steak.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. softened butter
  • 1 12 tsp. finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 12 tsp. finely chopped fresh chives
  • 34 tsp. finely chopped fresh chervil
  • 34 tsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place butter in a medium bowl. Cream with a fork and add tarragon, chives, chervil, and parsley. 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.