November 23, 2011

Herb Butter

This herb butter is an excellent accompaniment to fresh bread & even more wonderful rubbed on a chicken or a turkey!  Matter of fact, it's my secret for obtaining a flavorful & moist turkey every year.  This recipe makes enough to thoroughly cover a 20 pound bird.  

Herb Butter

  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper


Combine all ingredients, and mix well.  

If you are using on a turkey or a chicken - stuff about 3 tablespoons of the herb butter under the skin of each breast - and rub the rest all over the bird.  I like to do this 8-12 hours in advance to give it some time to absorb the flavors before roasting.



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