Elevate your grilling with Swedish Huvudsta Trädgård founder Elin Aronsen Beis' savory herb butter
With fresh herbs like parsley and chives and special ingredients like curry and soy sauce, Elin Aronsen Beis' savory herb butter is a delicacy you'll want to whip up every time you use the grill. Uncover all the reasons this has become one of the best seasonal summer recipes around.
The summer is all about firing up the grill and getting your favourite foods charred to glistening perfection—and there's no better way to bring out the best in your creations than with this savory herb butter from Elin Aronsen Beis. As the founder of Huvudsta Trädgård, an experimental urban garden in Stockholm focusing on zero-waste practices with low to no negative environmental impact, she works with an abundance of herbs during the warmer months and breaks out this easy-yet-delectable recipe to elevate meats, fish, and veggies. It's the perfect choice when entertaining friends and family on evenings outside around the barbecue.
On top of using a verdant blend of fresh parsley and chives with vinegar-soaked tarragon leaves, what makes this savory herb butter special are the additions of secret ingredients like soy sauce, ketchup, and curry—plus the added punch it has from grated garlic, white wine vinegar, and Tabasco hot sauce. Once the butter is whisked and blended with all the ingredients, including salt and pepper, achieving an airy, fluffy consistency, you can spread it on greaseproof parchment paper in a thin layer and store it in your freezer airtight until you want to slice off a piece to use.
The best part about this recipe is that it's an inspiration for any kind of savory seasoned butter you want to make. You can substitute different herbs, additional spices, and other flavourful ingredients based on what's available in your pantry and to suit your palate's personal preferences. Next time you're thinking of inviting people over for a summer grill feast, consider going extra gourmet by making this sophisticated-yet-simple herb butter.
The summer's best condiment for all things grilled is this savory butter. Here's the recipe for whipping it up.
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Summertime Savory butter
500 g butter, room temperature
1 tbsp curry
1 ½ tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp tarragon leaves in vinegar, chopped
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp soy
½ pot parsley, finely chopped
½ pot of chives, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, peeled
Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
10 drops of tabasco
2 teaspoons salt
Finely grate the garlic clove. Whisk the butter with all the ingredients until it reaches a fluffy and airy consistency. Spread thinly onto sheets of greaseproof paper. Store in freezer. When you're ready to use it, just break it into pieces and put it on newly grilled meat, fish, or vegetables. Use within three months. Enjoy!