My friends love this herb butter and so do I. It's made with fresh dill and real butter. Yes... real butter.
It's delicious on crusty bread! Since it goes so fast at my house I decided to post the recipe for everyone to enjoy. It consists of a few simple ingredients.
Once you start growing and using fresh herbs from your garden you will fall in love with them too!
They are delicious, and full of vitamins and minerals. They also have medicinal and therapeutic properties. They are wonderful in oils, vinegars, jams, teas, syrups, and honey and butter recipes.
Growing basil (Ocimum basilicum) is easy and there are over 150 varieties to choose from. Genovese is a sweet basil, which is a favorite for making herb butters, pestos, and Italian dishes. There are purple varieties (Red Rubin, Purple Ruffles, Dark Opal), which are delicious in oils, vinegars, and jellies. Siam Queen has a licorice flavor that is tasty in Thai dishes and Cinnamon basil is perfect for desserts. Lemon and Lime Basils have a citrus scent.
I love growing chives because they are delicious and beautiful in the garden. Garlic chives (A. tuberosum) have flat leaves and white flowers. Onion chives (Coriandrum schoenoprasum) are a grassy herb with onion flavored hollow-leaves and lavender flowers. They normally bloom in their second year. They are great on vegetables, eggs, seafood, and in dips.
Are you considering growing dill in your garden? It's a good idea because dill (Anethum graveolens), an annual, is one of the easiest herbs to grow.
Mammoth and Bouquet are the two popular cultivars grown in the United States. The branches have feathery blue-green foliage that can be harvested at any time. Dill is very fragrant and best used when fresh.