I save homegrown herbs in many ways, but one of the easiest may be mixing them into butter and freezing them, as I share this week in my Twice as Tasty column for the Flathead Beacon. This technique for making compound herb butter is also ideal for a bunch of fresh herbs you’ve purchased but won’t use up before they start to fade, since you only need 2–4 tablespoons for each stick of butter.
I typically mix up small, fresh portions of flavored butters to use immediately, like my favorite lime butter for grilled corn. Small batches of compound butter keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. For longer storage, freeze “logs” of herb butters and use them throughout the year.
Learn to make Compound Herb Butter