Check out this super addition to your party trays of fresh vegetables and buttery crackers. Compound butter is so easy to make, and it's incredibly flavorful. Plus, it'll really impress your guests. This basic combination of lemon zest and fresh mint from Eat Boutique is just one example of an excellent flavor combo.
Courtesy of Eat Boutique
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
1 tsp lemon zest (from half a lemon)
Pinch of sea salt
Allow the butter to come to room temperature (it takes about an hour out of the refrigerator for it to soften).
Add the butter, chopped mint and zest to a bowl. Use a small scraper or back of a spoon to mix together well. Scrape into a small bowl.
Press the mixture into the bowl and level it off with scraper or with a butter knife. Chill.
Before serving, sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top.