Whether spread over a piping hot piece of toast, or placed atop a thick hunk of charred filet mignon, butter truly makes everything taste better. But it can be improved. The next time you’re reaching for the stick, try infusing it with flavors like herbs or dried fruit. Here are seven ways to upgrade your butter:
1. Burnt Butter
Chef Paul Berglund cleverly mixes melted butter with softened butter, so the finished spread has a creamy texture and mild, nutty flavor.
2. Parmesan Corn Butter
This simple, flavor-packed corn, lime and cheese butter from F&W’s Kay Chun is great on grilled steaks, fish and chicken, as well as on grilled vegetables.