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.
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