Monday, November 19, 2012

Garlic Herb Butter for Thanksgiving Turkey

The countdown to turkey day continues with my recipe for garlic herb butter.  Over the years, I have found that my secret to a juicy turkey is placing a good herb butter between the skin the meat of the turkey breast (and basting often, but that's a story for another post!).  I will show you exactly how I do this on my turkey post - coming soon!  But for now, get to work on making this butter so it's ready to go by Thanksgiving Day.  It can be make up to 2 days ahead and stored in the fridge (consider making extra to be spread on dinner rolls, potatoes, etc.).

Garlic Herb Butter
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 1 T. fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2 T. fresh sage, chopped
- 1 t. tarragon
- 1 1/2 t. thyme dried (or 1 T. fresh thyme)
- 1 t. minced garlic
- 1 t. fresh lemon juice


1.  Place butter in a medium bowl, add chopped spices, and stir to combine.


2.  Add minced garlic and 1 t. fresh lemon juice.  Stir until just combined.

3.  Place butter mixture on sheet of wax paper and form into a log.  Twist ends to seal and refrigerate until ready to use.  When ready to use, allow to sit at room temperature to soften slightly.

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