The Daily Dish: Garlic Butter

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A quick, delicious, and useful recipe. With this recipe you can quickly make seared shrimp, scallops, or just toss with pieces of chicken breast and voilà! A beautiful dish!

Buon appetito!

2 sticks of unsalted butter
Extra virgin olive oil
White wine
Fresh parsley
Lemon juice

To make garlic butter simply heat some extra virgin olive oil in a pan, add a little finely chopped garlic, and a few chopped shallots. Cook these together over a low heat for 2-3 minutes.

Pour in some white wine, a little lemon juice, and bring all ingredients to a boil until almost evaporated.

Let this cool completely while the sticks of unsalted butter are softening, then blend it all together with some chopped parsley.

The flavored butter will keep in the refrigerator for a week or more. Just roll or cover it tightly in cellophane wrap.

lidia bastianichLidia Matticchio Bastianich was born in Pola, Istria, on the northeastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. She is a cookbook author, restaurateur, and TV chef extraordinaire. Watch Lidia’s Italy Saturdays at 1:30pm on WGBH 2 or Sundays at 4pm on WGBH 44.

2 Responses

  1. Love it! I’ve been looking for a new butter-mix that incorporates more intricate flavors. Can’t wait to give this a try!

  2. I love Garlic. I make a similar butter using wild Garlic that grows by a local river.

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