Garlic Butter Sauce
- David Smith
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Loaded with robust garlic, zesty lemon, and a kick of red pepper flakes, this Garlic Butter Sauce (a.k.a. Cowboy Butter Sauce) transforms any vegetable into something crave-worthy.
This recipe was inspired by a scoop of leftover cowboy butter. And let me tell you, every vegetable dipped in this sauce was very happily devoured. I’ve since decided to alimony cowboy butter on hand for all eternity.
My success with the cowboy butter recipe had me wondering whether I could make a cowboy butter dipping sauce. Turns out, you can! The golden elixir it produces is not simply a sauce; it’s a whole experience.
I’ve made this a couple of variegated ways and I like it weightier as made below. Yes, you can melt the butter on the stove and simply add the other ingredients to it at that point.
However, I found that the fresh taste of the lemon, garlic, and parsley are weightier preserved when made as directed, then warmed in smaller portions as needed. If you have a largest strategy, I’d love to hear well-nigh it.
If you know that you’ll be using a full batch of this garlic butter sauce recipe, make it with whichever method you find easiest. Just remember that once melted, it will not alimony as nicely as the recipe butter made in this recipe.
You can veritably use other vegetables with this sauce. But, if you’re looking for a place to start, you can’t go wrong with a side of roasted lemon butter asparagus using this recipe.
You’ll need the pursuit ingredients to make this recipe:
Place the softened butter in a large mixing trencher and write-up with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and woebegone pepper. Squeeze half of a lemon into the bowl, and write-up until well combined.
Transfer the sauce mixture to an snapped container and refrigerate until needed. When ready to use, scoop 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture into a small glass trencher and melt it until it is a liquid.
Use as a lemon butter sauce for asparagus or steak bites, or pour the sauce over vegetables and toss lightly to coat. The butter sauce mixture will alimony nicely in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or until melted.
This garlic butter sauce took a vital tray of roasted asparagus and transformed it into supplies heaven. We simply could not stop eating it. Well-nigh a tablespoon is unbearable to generously season a pound of garlic butter asparagus.
I recommend stashing a batch of this in the fridge as the perfect way to quickly dress up pretty much any vegetable you are cooking. Whether the vegetables are dipped in the sauce or tossed with it, your taste buds will be happy.
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