Three Herb Butters

Great as a gift or as a chefs trick up your sleeve.

if you’ve never had herb butter, this season is the perfect time to try it out. Also known as compound butter, Herb butter is made by simply combining butter, garlic and fresh herbs to enhance the flavour of dishes. It’s great on steaks, in mashed potatoes, and definitely great for roasting Christmas turkey.

Make them as a gift or as a chefs trick up your sleeve and any time a recipe calls for butter you can use these flavoured butters.

To get you started all you need is butter, garlic and your favourite herb combo, I decided to create 3 different flavours to add to my dishes : Garlic and Herb, Sweet Chilli and Lemon and Mint.


Garlic and Herb
1/2 Cup Butter (Unsalted)
2 Cloves of Garlic
Salt and Pepper

Sweet Chilli
1/2 Cup Butter (Unsalted)
1/2 Red Chilli Chopped
Sweet Chilli Sauce
1 Clove of Garlic
Salt and Pepper

Lemon and Mint
1/2 Cup Butter (Unsalted)
1 Clove of Garlic
Rind of 1 lemon
The juice of 1 lemon
Salt and Pepper


Finely chop and prep the herbs then in a bowl, mix all of the ingredients with a fork. Once everything is well combined,  transfer the butter to a sheet of cling film and shape it into a cylinder by twisting both ends of the cling film. Pop the cylinder in the fridge to chill/ set then use it like normal butter. Trust me you’ll be having garlic and herb bread everyday!

Keep them refrigerated for up to 5 days or in the freezer for a month.



Tip : For the perfect cylinder, use an empty roll of cling film/ foil paper or kitchen towel to store in the fridge.

Be sure to check out my  Christmas Parcels for a fun way to give these butters as a gift.

Happy holidays!


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Sylvia Jemutai
Sylvia Jemutai

Sylvia Jemutai is a food and lifestyle photographer, writer, food stylist, and designer based in Nairobi. Exploring life through delicious food and photography one plate at a time. With a fondness for delicious home cooked meals, mammoth salads and occasional dessert for breakfast.