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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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 814 Calories from Fat 803

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 91 g140.6%

Saturated Fat 57.8 g289%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 241.9 mg80.6%

Sodium 13.6 mg0.6%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.91 g3.7%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 2 g3.6%

Vitamin A 81.6% Vitamin C 17.9%

Calcium 7.6% Iron 4.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lemon Basil Butter Recipe