Cajun compound butter is so easy to make and it will infuse any steak or seafood dish with some spicy, buttery flavors! Be sure to give this recipe a try the next time you are looking to upgrade steak night!
Ingredients you will need
Butter: Use an unsalted butter so that you can better control the saltiness. Kerrygold butter is highly recommended!
Seasonings: Smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper
Fresh Produce: Garlic and parsley
How to make Cajun Compound Butter
Start by removing your butter from the refrigerator ahead of time so that it has time to get to room temp and softened.
Finely mine up your fresh garlic and chop up the fresh parsley.
Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix it well with a spatula. Make sure that there are not any unseasoned pockets of butter – you need to mix it more than you think.
Place the thoroughly mixed butter into the middle of some plastic wrap.
Enclose the butter in the plastic wrap by folding it in half so that the butter is tightly at the bottom of the sheet. Grab the sides of the plastic wrap and roll it out on your counter to form a stick of butter.
Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or in the freezer if you need it to harden quicker.
Slice the butter into your preferred sizes and enjoy! This would also go great on a top of a burger or some toasted garlic bread!Print
- 1 stick softened unsalted butter
- 3 cloves finely minced garlic
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix it well.
- Place the mixed butter into the middle of some plastic wrap.
- Enclose the butter in the plastic wrap then roll it to form a stick of butter.
- Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Slice the butter and enjoy!