Elevate your everyday meals with this 5-minute Easy Garlic Butter recipe
We have a fancy steak place in our city that requires reservations to be made months in advance along with involving a personal finance advisor to figure out how to save for such a pricey meal. We’ve gone exactly one time. And that was because some generous friends gave us a gift certificate. We won’t (can’t) make it a frequent occurrence, but I can see why people organize their special events around a meal here. All of the food was delicious, but the steak was out of this world.
A few months after we dined at said fancy place, our local food critic wrote an article with secret tips to some of the region’s best foods. For this particular place, she named a simple trick: garlic butter. I was dubious but willing to try it at home. And now I’m a believer. Adding a pad of garlic butter to the steak enhanced the flavor and even created its own delicious sauce. I tried it with other dishes too, and I’m telling you, this garlic butter has the ability to transform any dish, from Flank Steak to Chicken Breasts, to Shrimp Boats, and even when spreading it over oven-roasted garlic. These days, I always have a little jar of garlic butter in my refrigerator so I can add a dab of sophistication to any meal—even if I’m eating in my PJs in front of the TV.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
This Garlic Butter will upgrade every meal, making folks wonder where you earned your cooking chops. Its versatility is also amazing: you can use it with bread, pasta, meat, and vegetables. For a delicious pairing, try spreading it over a perfectly cooked baked bone-in pork chop.
- 2 sticks butter (room temperature)
- 6 Large cloves garlic (crushed)
- 2 TBSP parsley (chopped)
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
How to Make – The Steps
Step 1: Add room-temperature butter to a bowl and soften with a spoon until it’s nice and smooth.
Step 2: Add the garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper into the bowl.
Step 3: Mix it all together.
Tips & Tricks for Perfect Garlic Butter
- Although any butter will work, the taste will be best if you use unsalted, good-quality butter.
- Fresh garlic and parsley will enhance the flavor
- Feel free to tweak the ingredient ratios as per your liking. If you love garlic, add an extra clove.
- Store some of the leftover garlic butter in icecube trays in the freezer. Then just pop out what you need.
No problem. Chives, thyme, or rosemary (fresh or dried) will work.
Okay, here’s the cool part. This garlic butter is SO versatile! Spread it on toast, slather it over chicken or steak, drizzle it on roasted veggies, or even mix it up into your pasta. Delish!
Sure! I like to add some lemon juice or grated parmesan. If you like heat, add some red pepper flakes.
Use this gourmet garlic butter as a delightful spread for warm bread, melt it over freshly grilled steak, or mix it into your favorite pasta. You can also roll the butter into a log using clingwrap, chill until it’s firm, and then slice the garlic butter into rounds.
Make Ahead and How to Store
This is a perfect choice to help out with your meal prep. You can store it in a sealed container in the fridge for a couple of weeks or in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to use it, scoop out what you need and heat it gently on low—or just let it chill on the counter until it’s spreadable.
- 2 sticks butter room temperature
- 6 large cloves garlic crushed
- 2 TBSP parsley chopped
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Add room-temperature butter to a bowl and soften with a spoon until it’s nice and smooth.
- Add the garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper into the bowl.
- Mix together thoroughly.