At Uni restaurant in Boston, the cooks use this pepperoni-flecked spread to top milk bread toasts with sweet Chinese lap cheong sausage and finely chopped yellow garlic chives (also known as Chinese chives). Since the chives—which get their distinctive color from having been grown without exposure to sunlight—can be hard to track down, you can substitute green garlic chives, garlic scapes, traditional chives, or ramps. The spread also tastes great on warm biscuits or grilled meats, or folded into hot pasta, rice, or greens.
- 8 oz. pepperoni, coarsely chopped
- 4 oz. Chinese chives, finely chopped (2 1/2 cups)
- 8 oz. unsalted butter, sliced into tablespoons