Compound butter is salted and softened butter mixed with other ingredients such as fresh herbs or spices. Finishing butter is a great way to add rich flavors to dishes such as roast chicken and baked potatoes or corn on the cob.
– Spices: Cayenne, Ooomami (umami mushroom powder), black peppercorns, barbecue blends, and more!– Cheeses: Creamy blue or gorgonzola cheese, finely grated parmesan cheese, or even cotija are fun in butter recipes.
It's most common to include compound butter after it’s cooked and plated. As the steak rests, allowing the juices to redistribute through the meat, a dollop of rich butter melts over the meat, coating it in a savory spread that also deepens the flavor.