|Unsalted butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened (1 Stick)|
|Finely chopped fresh sage||2 Tablespoon (For Garnish, If Desired)|
|Sage leaves||1 (whole ones, for garnish) (Optional)|
In a bowl combine well the butter, the chopped sage, and salt and pepper to taste and chill the sage butter, covered, for at least 1 hour or overnight.
The sage butter may be made 4 days in advance and kept covered and chilled.
Garnish the sage butter with the sage leaves.