Compound butters are a terrific way to add something exotic to your meals. This Black Garlic Butter is great for steak, vegetables and even bread!
For the month of October, I received a package of spooky fruits and other ingredients from Frieda’s Produce to play around with. I have already shared my very green and spooky Kiwano Margarita.
Today I am sharing my newest favorite find, black garlic. Ever heard of Black Garlic? It is fermented garlic where the fermenting process not only turns the garlic cloves black, but also leaves you with a sweet garlic.
My husband compared the flavor to pickled garlic that has been fermenting and pickling in vinegar for over 20 years. Yes, we have garlic bathing in vinegar for years and years. Don’t you?
Black garlic has a sweet and savory flavor. If you have ever roasted garlic, you can get an inkling of how sweet garlic can actually taste. Also consider caramelized onions. They, too, sweeten when slowly cooked and browned.
You can use black garlic a number of different ways, from chopping it up and adding it to pasta. You can even schmear it on toast or pizza.
I decided to make a delicious compound butter with this black garlic. Compound butters are easy to make and can make a simple appetizer of garlic bread something special. You can use it as a butter for bread, or even use to top a steak, roasted chicken or even roast turkey.
Whip together one bulb of black garlic with one stick of butter and you have something super special and spooky enough for Halloween!
Black garlic is not just available in October, but all year long. It is a specialty item that might take some hunting to find. But when you do, you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about!
- 1 bulb of black garlic, peeled
- 8 oz butter, unsalted, softened
- Using a rubber spatula or a hand mixer combine garlic and butter until thoroughly and evenly mixed.
- Line a small bowl with plastic wrap.Transfer the butter mixture into it, pushing it down and spreading it evenly.
- Wrap the butter with the rest of the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to serve.
Serving Suggestions: Use as you would regular butter: Top a steak, rub a roast chicken, serve with steamed vegetables or serve with fresh bread.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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Disclosure: Frieda’s Produce sent me some Black Garlic to play with. I was NOT compensated for this post. All of my opinions I expressed here are my own. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!