Lemon Basil Butter
|Loosely packed fresh basil||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Unsalted butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened (1 Stick)|
|Fresh grated lemon zest||1 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)|
In a saucepan of boiling water blanch the basil for 2 seconds.
Drain the basil well, pat it dry, and in a food processor blend it with the butter, the zest, and salt to taste until the mixture is smooth.
Let the basil butter stand, covered tightly with plastic wrap, in a cool place for 1 hour or, chilled, overnight.
Serve the lemon basil butter with steamed vegetables or grilled meats and fish.