Spiced Butter Variations

Recipes for variations of spiced butter with Asian herbs, Mediterranean olive and orange flavour

The wonderfully rounded natural flavour of butter is perfect for all kinds of dishes. Extra spices, salt and herbs or fruit zests give butter an extra delicious aroma. You can use it to spice up a roast or sauces. Spread on freshly baked bread, it makes a mouth watering teaser to any meal. Add your most favoured spices to butter – sweet or savoury.

Time: 10 minutes

For 10 people

Asian Herb Butter

INGREDIENTS
(10 portions)

250 g Oldenburger Butter unsalted

8 g black peppercorns

4 g coriander seeds

15 g fresh ginger

30 g fresh coriander

2.5 g sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Use unsalted butter and blend in spices or fruit zest and salt to taste

Preparation
Peel the ginger and chop finely. Wash the coriander leaves and pat dry.

The Spices
Heat up a large frying pan and add coriander seeds and peppercorns. Dry-fry on medium heat. Leave to cool, then crush roughly. Chop the coriander leaves finely.

The Butter
Mix ginger and crushed spices and coriander with the Oldenburger Butter, and season with salt. Form a roll and refrigerate.

The Final Touch
Cut in thick slices and serve with a roast or freshly baked bread.

Mediterranean Olive Butter

INGREDIENTS (10 portions)

Ingredients (10 portions)

250 g Oldenburger Butter unsalted

40 g black pitted olives

25 g capers

40 g sun-dried tomatoes, preserved in oil

Prepare the Spices
Chop the olives, capers and tomatoes very finely.

The Butter
Mix chopped olives, capers and tomatoes with the Oldenburger Butter and season with salt. Form in a roll and refrigerate.

The Final Touch
Serve with fresh baked bread.

Orange Butter

INGREDIENTS (10 portions)

250 g Oldenburger butter, unsalted

1 garlic clove

2.5 g salt

15 g orange zest

12.5 g chopped parsley

5 g pink peppercorns

Preparation
Peel garlic clove. Wash the orange in very warm water.

The Spices
Sprinkle the garlic clove with salt and crush finely, using a fork. Grate the orange zest.

The Butter
Mix the garlic purée with the orange zest, then mix with the butter, parsley and pink peppercorns. Form a roll and chill.

The Final Touch
Cut in slices and serve the butter with freshly baked bread rolls.

TIPS FROM CHEF TO CHEF

01. Herb butter is best prepared at room temperature. Herbs and spices blend in well and salt grains are perfectly solved. The butter will get nice and fluffy as you whisk in some air. When thoroughly mixed fill the butter in a box or in small portions and refrigerate.

02. Always cover or wrap butter as it tends to quickly acquire flavours of its surroundings.

At fridge temperatures, butter can be shaped, cut in slices or even carved into sculptures for serving.