Herb Butter

  • Serves

    serves 4


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


  • 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


Step 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.

Step 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.

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