Simple Basil Butter #SundaySupper

This Simple Basil Butter will have you savoring Summer all year long. It’s easy delicious and you can enjoy it so many ways. On corn on the cob,  steamed or roasted vegetables, freshly baked bread, mashed potatoes or even your corn bread come the holidays!

Simple Basil Butter

I feel like Summer just began for us. I’m dreading it coming to an end because I’m sending my first baby off to Kindergarten this year so I’m a bit emotional so bare with me. I planted a few basil plants in June, low and behold they sprang up within weeks and I found myself googling how to correctly harvest basil because I has to trim the plants or I was going to loose them. I found a video and then went to work! I learned that once the plant has three levels of leaves it’s time to harvest. I ended up harvesting our plants three times so far and I may just get one more time in before the weather turns. I’ve frozen leaves, made my kale pesto to freeze, made plenty of this simple basil butter, froze oil and broth infused cubes for soups and sautéing. I had never frozen basil before so I’m going to tell you how I went about that. Pick off the basil leaves and line it up on a flat sheet pan making sure they aren’t overlapping. Flash freeze it for 15 minutes. Flash freeze simply means throw the whole sheet pan in the freezer. Once the leaves are frozen a bit it’s easy to throw them in zip lock bags and store it in your freezer. I used different size bags just so I can easily pull them out when I want to use them.

Simple Basil Butter

Simple Basil Butter
 
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It is so easy to make your herbs last all year long. Freeze a few sticks of this Basil Butter and enjoy it on vegetables, on fresh baked bread or even on your corn bread come the holidays!
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 Sticks of Butter
  • 2 Cups of Fresh Basil, chopped
  • Saran Wrap
Instructions
  1. Blend two sticks of butter with one cup of fresh chopped basil for each stick of basil butter your making. Two sticks of butter makes one large stick of basil butter.
  2. Scrap the basil butter on to a sheet of saran wrap, scraping down the sides as much as you can.
  3. Wrap the butter, slowly forming it into a long roll. Freeze or refrigerate!

Simple Basil Butter

This weeks Sunday Supper event about harvesting Summer is being hosted by Caroline Williams from Caroline’s Cooking so make sure you check out other ways we can keep Summer going all year round!

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