My latest favorite is this Cilantro Lime Herb Butter. It's delicious on corn on the cob, black beans, rice or warm tortillas and I imagine many other things, but those are what I've tried it on so far. Don't you just love those little pats of butter set out on a table? Perfect portion control for me, but also just a little on the elegant side.
This was so easy. All I did was soften a stick of butter, add a couple of tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice and about 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro. I used a small whisk to make sure it was mixed well. Then I used a little spatula to smoosh it into a couple of flexible ice cube trays ($1 from the dollar store).
It's a little messy, but just wipe the edges clean and stick it in the fridge for a day to let the flavors blend.
You can just pop them right out and into a ziploc bag and store them in the freezer....
or, you can put them out on a tray on your dinner table and impress your guests....
I had a little left over, so I filled a couple of those little salad dressing containers that you get from a restaurant (yes, I wash them and save them *sigh*). They hold just enough to add to a dish of rice or a pan of black beans. Yummmmm.
If you want to try another amazing herb butter, check out this mouth-watering wonderfulness from my friend Maureen over at It's All Connected. It's a Gourmet Herb Butter for Steak and I can testify that it will take your steaks up a level or three. Just try it.
|Gourmet Herb Butter for Steak|
We'll be putting in some french drains, spreading all of that gravel, and then pouring a concrete patio and adding some gravel walkways to our back yard. Okay...we'll be having the patio poured, but we'll be doing the rest....outside...in triple digit temperatures....and then we'll have steak on the grill, with herb butter....and lots of iced tea.
Thank you Maureen for letting me link to you and your recipe today!