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Herb and Garlic Butter Recipe

Herb butter

Published: November 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm
  • Easy

Try our super easy herb butter, this simple recipe is a great way to jazz up butter for any dinner party. Whether it's to have alongside your bread or even for self-basting a chicken or turkey


Make your Christmas turkey extra special by adding this herb butter under the skin. Here's our ultimate guide to make the best turkey for Christmas.


  • a small bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • a small bunch tarragon, finely chopped
  • ½ a bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ a tsp black peppercorns, crushed
  • 200g unsalted butter, softened


  • STEP 1

    Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl with the soft butter and season generously with salt. 

This butter can be made well in advance and kept in the fridge or even frozen. Just remember to let them soften before putting under the turkey skin, as it will be easier to get an even layer.

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