What is compound butter?

Compound butter is a fancy name for butter mixed with herbs and other flavorings. It’s used to add extra flavor to dishes like steak, pasta, and vegetables.

Below we have a quick recipe for a lemon dijon chive butter.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

  • 1 Tablespoon minced chives

  • 2 Tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground pepper


Lemon Dijon Chive Butter goes great on steak. Get the recipe for marinated flank steak HERE!


  1. Place softened butter in a medium bowl. Mash butter with a fork to flatten it out a bit.
  2. Add chives, parsley, Dijon, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir until well combined.
  4. Place butter mixture on a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Shape the butter into a log and tightly wrap in parchment or plastic, twisting the ends.
  5. Refrigerate until solid.
  6. Serve on grilled meats, steamed veggies, or pasta.

    Makes ½ cup butter.

    Butter will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.




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