Blue Cheese Butter
Rich and delicious, this butter makes steak melt in your mouth. The flavorful punch of blue cheese will get the juices flowing and are sure to impress. You may never eat steak again without it.
- ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Butter, softened (1 stick)
- ¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons garlic *blanched, and pressed or minced (3 or 4 cloves)
- 1 Tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves, minced
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
Cream butter in small bowl using a fork or electric mixer.
Blanch garlic by placing unpeeled garlic in boiling water for 5 minutes then peel - gives garlic a milder, smoother flavor.
Gradually blend in other ingredients. Butter mixture can be used while still soft; or it can be rolled into a cylinder in parchment paper or plastic wrap and refrigerated or frozen, then sliced into teaspoon-sized rounds.
This compound butter is a nice accompaniment to grilled steaks. Season steaks with salt and pepper and place on pre-heated grill. Cook until desired doneness. Place 1 Tablespoon on each steak and serve.
Note: Flavored butter can be stored a couple days in the refrigerator or it can be frozen for several weeks. Learn more about how to make compound butter.