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!
I find myself joining the countless others searching online and on Pinterest for last-minute Halloween ideas. Last night was spent trying to figure out a costume for my procrastinating 12-year old Professor. Yes, he went to school today as a vending machine.
Luckily, the annual block party I am sharing with my neighbors is on a better track. The meals are planned, but I’m sure I will be back on the computer looking for more last-minute ideas.
Well, if you are low on time and need something quick, spooky, exotic and gourmet, have I got a treat for you.
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 for years. Yes, we have garlic bathing in vinegar for years. Don’t you?
I made 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.
Whip together one bulb of black garlic with one stick of butter and you have something super special and spooky enough for Halloween!
- 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.
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!