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Lemon Basil Butter

Ingredients
  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)
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Butter

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