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"No More I Love You's" jerk compound butter

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If you're not making and using compound butter, you're missing out on a super-easy way to add mad flavor to any dish from your favorite grilled vegetables, pasta, or any meat dish.

slices of compound butter on parchment paper

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What Is Compound Butter?

Compound butter is not some complex thing; it’s just softened butter that’s whipped or mixed with flavor-enhancing ingredients. These include both sweet and savory ingredients like fresh herbs, citrus, honey, or spice mixes.

How to make jerk compound butter

Step 1: Prepare the butter

Place butter in a mixing bowl and let sit out until it softens. Butter should be soft enough to whip with a fork. Add jerk seasoning mix to the butter and mix thoroughly using either a fork or small rubber spatula

soften butter with spices in white bowl

Step 2: Wrap the butter

Place butter mix on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log. Refrigerate allowing butter to harden. Use when ready

dollop of butter on saran wrap

log of butter wrapped in plastic

Serving Suggestions

Compound butter has many applications and uses. Try as:

Tips for making compound butter

  • Allow for at least a day before using to let flavors come together
  • If you prefer not to allow the butter soften naturally, whip it in a food processor. I don’t recommend it since it adds to clean up which I dread. The benefit of a processor or hand mixer is a fluffier butter if that's what you're going for.
  • If using fresh herbs, dry them as much as possible
  • For a dairy-free version use coconut oil. Just be mindful your compound will taste like coconut and thus impart that flavor into your dish
  • Choose unsalted better. You’ll likely be adding savory ingredients anyway including salt potentially

For other Compound Butter Recipes Check-out These:

Savory Recipes

Garlic Herb Butter - Spend With Pennies

Sage Roasted Garlic Compound Butter - The Inspired Home

Shallot Herb Compound Butter - The Melrose Family

Lemon Dill Compound Butter - Happy Foods Tube

Sweet Recipes

Mango Butter - My Millenial Kitchen

Cranberry Butter - Cindy Shopper

Cinnamon Vanilla Honey Butter - Celebrating Sweets

Pecan Praline Butter - Five Heart Home

Compound Butter Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you buy compound butter?

You can definitely find compound butter in grocery stores. I’ve seen them in a few specialty grocery stores. However the brand Epicurean Butter is in a fair amount of stores.

How long does compound butter last?

Refrigerated it will last about 5 days, but you can freeze for up to 6 months.

Can you make compound butter with margarine?

Yes for the most part with one key exception; if you’re baking and a recipe calls for softened butter there will likely be texture differences due to composition differences. There will be no issues with recipes calling for melted butter.

MORE JERK BASED RECIPES

Instant Pot Jerk Chicken

Jerk Fried Chicken

Jerk Baby Back Ribs

Whole Smoked Cauliflower

Jerk Roasted Cauliflower

Jerk Marinade

Jerk BBQ Sauce

Grilled Jerk Chicken

Pan-Roasted Jerk Chicken Thighs

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slices of compound butter on parchment paper

Jerk Compound Butter

Jerk butter is easy to make and adds the perfect finish to the charred corn.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add jerk seasoning to bowl of softened butter and mix well using a fork.
  • Place a square piece of plastic wrap on countertop. Spoon the seasoned butter onto the center of the plastic and roll it up into a 1 inch in diameter log.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until set

Notes

  • Allow for at least a day before using to let flavors come together
  • If you prefer not to allow the butter soften naturally, whip it in a food processor. I don’t recommend since it adds to cleanup which I dread
  • If using fresh herbs, dry them as much as possible
  • Choose unsalted better. You’ll likely be adding savory ingredients anyway including salt potentially

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 649IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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