Recipe by J. Adkins Cultivation
Makes: 8 oz. of garlic and herb-infused butter
“There is nothing better than having fresh, organic herbs growing inside, ready to be snipped for your next recipe. Our favorite herbs are Rosemary and Winter Savory, especially at Christmastime. Herb-Infused Butter makes an excellent addition to any holiday dinner table.” – Jay Adkins
*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market
● 2 sticks (8 oz.) salted butter*
● 1 fresh garlic clove*, crushed
● 3 sprigs of Organic Rosemary*
● 3 Sprigs of Organic Winter Savory*
Additionally, you will need a butter mold for this recipe (get creative!)
Pluck all herb leaves away from the stems of 2 sprigs of both herbs (leaving one whole fresh sprig for the last step).
Crush the garlic clove and toast lightly on low in a cast iron pan.
Toss the fresh herbs into the pan with the garlic and stir. The dry heat from the cast iron helps the flavor of the herbs break open and blend with the garlic.
Slice the butter and add to the pan on low/medium heat. As the butter melts, stir it well to mix in the garlic and herbs.
Wash and dry your mold (I used a small, antique ceramic dish shaped like a rectangle).
While the butter is melted and hot, pour it into the mold.
Let it sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Cover the dish and refrigerate for up to 1 hour or until the butter starts to set but is still soft.
Press the remaining whole sprigs into the top of the butter. Continue refrigerating until use.