Making your garlic parsley butter at home is as easy as ABC and the ingredients required are probably already available in your kitchen. So before you make that trip to the supermarket to get another pack of that herb-infused butter, let me impress you with how easy this recipe is.
The garlicky taste of this garlic parsley butter on warm bread or steak is divine. Bite into it, and you won’t believe that these simple ingredients produced so much flavor. You have to be careful not to go overboard with it. Add some of it when making steaks, soups, garlic bread. Let your fantasy run wild and explore the many ways to use this butter.
Garlic is healthy for you
Garlic is a fantastic herb to incorporated in the day-to-day cooking as it dramatically improves the health.
- In its raw state, garlic treats colds and coughs.
- It reduces Hypertension.
- It improves Heart Health.
- Garlic improves Digestion.
- Regulates Blood Sugar, to mention but a few.
Parsley is healthy for you
- Parsley is full of antioxidants, essential oils and vitamins, like vitamin C, A and K.
- Also, parsley acts as a free radical scavenger, heart protector, brain protector, anti-diabetic agent, anti-bacterial and digestive aid.
- This herb is eaten fresh or dried and commonly used to make tea and juice. Parsley tea benefits include soothing the digestive system and decreasing stomach aches, while parsley juice supports the kidneys and liver in detoxification processes.
Tips for the best Garlic Parsley Butter
Make sure that you chop the garlic finely before incorporating it into the butter. You don’t want to bite into chunks of garlic while enjoying your meal. I guess that isn’t so appetizing don’t you agree?
Similarly, use only parsley leaves because the parsley stems are so hard and are not appropriate for this recipe.
Also, make sure that all your herbs are finely minced for best results. I usually use a food processor to chop my herbs. A food processor makes the chopping process a breeze. But this is equally achieved by using a knife.
How to use garlic parsley butter
Enjoy your garlic parsley butter with some homemade bread or grilled meats. This butter is not only perfect for cooking stews and curries but also baking breads like this Garlic Bread.
This garlic parsley butter is so versatie, you don’t have to chop your garlic every time you want to cook or bake.
Storing Herb-infused Butter
Store your garlic parsley butter for up to one week in the refrigerator; 6 months in the freezer. Instead of freezing a big batch in one container, you may wish to cut it into smaller portions, and freeze separately.
Keep the garlic parsley butter in a tight container. Butter picks up odors easily, so the container will protect it from developing off-flavors from the other foods in your fridge and freezer.
Substituting Parsley for Coriander leave
Substitute parsley for the coriander leaves with equally delicious results! Yep, just sub an equal amount of parsley for the cilantro with wonderful results. Just avoid using the stems. Unlike parsley, cilantro stems have wonderful flavor and aren’t bitter.
Parsley vs. Coriander
In terms of flavour and aroma, coriander, which is also known as Cilantro, is stronger than parsley and celery. Parsley is more delicate and carries a mild flavour and aroma compared to coriander. Also, coriander leaves are slightly lighter green and round, whereas Parsley leaves are dark green in colour and sharper.
In short, they are both suitable for this garlic parsley butter; it just depends on your preference.
Garlic Parsley Butter Recipe
- 250 g Butter (at room temperature)
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Sea salt
- 1/4 cup Parsley leaves
- 1/4 Red Onion
- Add the butter in a medium-sized bowl and whisk it well for 1 minute.
- Chop the onion finely and add to the butter.
- Wash your parsley leave and pat them dry with a kitchen napkin. Proceed to chop as fine as you can and add to the butter.
- Peel the garlic, wash them and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Chop the garlic as fine as possible and add to the butter.
- After that, add the salt and mix everything very well.
- Alternatively, add all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to your desired consistency.
- Finally, transfer the garlic parsley butter to your serving bowl and enjoy with your favorite bread, grilled meats or use for cooking.
- Use only parley leaves, not the stems.
- For best results, chop all your herbs finely. You can use a food processor to cut them.
- You can add other herbs like basil and mint leaves if you like.
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If you loved this garlic butter recipe, you might also like my Folded Garlic Bread recipe.