Ginger and Green Onion Compound Butter

Ginger and Green Onion Compound Butter IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Ginger and Green Onion Compound Butter IMAGE

Make this super-easy flavoured butter your go-to summer condiment. Toss with grilled shrimp and scallops, or serve over hot-off-the-grill steak and lobster tails for the ultimate surf-and-turf meal.

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2016

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 cloves garlic finely grated or pressed
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 green onions finely chopped

Method

In small nonstick skillet, melt 1 tbsp of the butter over medium heat; cook garlic and ginger, stirring often, until very fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add green onions; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Scrape into bowl; refrigerate until chilled.

Stir remaining butter into garlic mixture. Scrape onto piece of plastic wrap and shape into 1-inch thick log; wrap tightly. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Or freeze in resealable plastic bag for up to 2 weeks; thaw in refrigerator for 12 hours before using.)

Compound butters are great with:

Grilled steak
Place steaks (1/2 inch thick) on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until desired doneness, about 8 minutes for medium-rare. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Grilled shrimp and scallops
Toss jumbo shrimp and scallops with oil and salt; thread onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes.

Grilled chicken drumsticks

Place bone-in skin-on chicken drumsticks on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part reads 165°F, about 35 minutes.

Nutritional facts per 1 tbsp: about

  • Sodium 83 mg
  • Calories 106.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 24 mg
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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