Are you looking for an easy recipe for lemon dill butter? Then you are in the right place! This recipe for lemon dill butter requires just a few common ingredients and can be made in a matter of minutes. All you need to make this lemon dill butter is fresh dill, a lemon, butter, and some salt.
What is in lemon dill butter?
What is in lemon dill butter? Here are all the ingredients you need to make lemon dill butter.
- Unsalted butter. The first ingredient you will need for this lemon dill butter is butter. The butter should be left out until it reaches room temperature and softens. We recommend using unsalted butter so that you can adjust the amount of salt in the butter. You can also use salted butter if you do not have any unsalted butter.
- Lemon zest. The next ingredient you need to make this lemon dill butter is lemon zest. The lemon zest adds a subtle lemon flavor without adding too much acidity to the butter.
- Lemon juice. In addition to the lemon zest, a little bit of lemon juice is added to this lemon dill butter. The acidity of the lemon juice adds a little extra tanginess and brightens up the flavor of the lemon dill butter.
- Fresh dill. Next some dill is added to the lemon dill butter. We recommend using fresh dill rather than dried dill in this recipe to ensure the butter has a light, herby flavor.
- Salt. Finally, some salt is added to enhance the other flavors in the lemon dill butter.
How do you make lemon dill butter?
How do you make lemon dill butter? Here is how to make lemon dill butter.
- Zest the lemon. The first step in making lemon dill butter is zesting a lemon. The lemon zest adds a bright, citrusy flavor to the butter without adding too much acidity.
- Chop the dill. After you zest the lemon, it is time to chop the dill.
- Mash the butter. After the lemon and dill have been prepared, it is time to soften the butter so that the lemon and dill can be incorporated into it. Mash the butter with a fork on a sheet of parchment paper. If the butter is too hard to mash with a fork, the butter may still be cold on the inside. Leave the butter out for longer or cut the butter into a few pieces and microwave the butter for 20 seconds.
- Combine the ingredients. After the butter has been lightly mashed, it is time to add all of the add-ins to the butter. Pour the lemon juice, lemon zest, dill, and salt over the top of the butter and continue to mash the butter with a fork until all of the add-ins have been mixed into the butter.
How to serve lemon dill butter
After you combine all of the ingredients for the lemon dill butter, it is time to think about how you want to serve the butter. Here are a few options for how to serve lemon dill butter.
- Out of a small bowl. If you do not want to go through any additional work to shape your butter, you can just transfer the butter to a small bowl. You can serve the butter out of the bowl in the same way you would serve butter that comes in a tub.
- As a stick or ball. If you want to shape your lemon dill butter into a specific shape, you can also wrap the butter up in a sheet of saran wrap and shape the butter. You can roll the butter between your hands to shape it into a ball or log depending on your preference.
How do you store lemon dill butter?
How do you store lemon dill butter? Lemon dill butter should be stored in an airtight container or food storage bag in the refrigerator. If stored properly, the butter should last up to three days in the refrigerator. The dill is the ingredient in the lemon dill butter that is mostly likely to spoil first. If you want to ensure that your butter will last a few days, you should make sure to use fresh dill.
Lemon dill butter
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature, softened)
- 2 tsp fresh dill
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Zest the lemon.
- Chop the fresh dill into small pieces.
- Mash the butter with a fork to soften it.
- Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, and salt to the butter. Continue to mash the butter with a fork until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
Substitutions for lemon dill butter
- Unsalted butter. If you do not have salted butter, you can also use salted butter. If you use salted butter, you can omit the additional salt from the recipe.
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