Just in time for summer, this Lemon and Jalapeno Flavored Butter is absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect compliment to fish, vegetables, steak and more.
Lemon and Jalapeno Flavored Butter Recipe
Also referred to as compound butter. I made this flavored butter for grilled corn, but I used it on everything. I’m so excited about this butter for summertime.
Tips and Tricks for Flavored Butter
- It’s best if you let the butter soften at room temperature but you can soften it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds
- Freeze butter to make it last for several months
- You can store butter in the refrigerator for up to 5 days
- If butter has turned a different color or has black spots on it, it is a sign that it has gone bad
- You can use flavored butter to saute’ vegetables
- Grill fruit and use a sweet flavored butter to enhance the flavor
What are some ideas for adding ingredients to compound or flavored butter?
- garlic – roasted, minced or powdered
- herbs – like dill, cilantro, basil, and parsley
- onion powder
What does flavored butter go with?
- Savory butter goes well with potatoes, fish, steak, vegetables, and pasta
- Sweet butter goes well with biscuits, muffins, toast, and grilled fruit
How long will homemade flavored butter last?
- Store butter in the refrigerator for 5 days or in the freezer for 3 months
What are the basic ingredients in compound butter?
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
Lemon & Jalapeno Flavored Butter Recipe – Kid Friendly Things To Do
This Lemon and Jalapeno Flavored Butter goes great with vegetables, steak and fish.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 1/2 hour
- Total Time: 33 minute
- Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
- 1/2 cup of soft butter
- 1 large jalapeno
- 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Slice the jalapeno – remove and discard the seeds and veins
- Chop the jalapeno into small pieces
- In a small bowl – mix the butter, jalapeno, and lemon juice
- Spread onto a piece of wax paper, and roll up into a log
- Refrigerate for about 1/2 hour, or until firm
- When you’re ready, slice the butter
- Serve over grilled corn, potatoes, and anything else you can think of
- Salt to your taste
Storing your flavored butter:
- wrap butter in wax paper and plastic wrap, store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days
- You can wrap in foil to freeze up to 3 months
Adapted from Taste of Home
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com