Gorgonzola and Fresh Herb Compound Butter


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Gorgonzola and Fresh Herb Compound Butter

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    ½ lbs. butter, at room temperature
    ¼ lbs. Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled into small pieces
    ¼ c. finely chopped shallots
    1 tbsp. grated garlic
    Several grinds black pepper
    ¼ c. finely chopped fresh basil
    ¼ c. finely chopped fresh parsley


    1. Using your hands or an electric mixer, combine the butter, cheese, shallots, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the basil and parsley last. Do not over mix.
    2. Using plastic, film, roll the butter mixture into a log approximately 2 inches in diameter and refrigerate.
    3. Cut into 1/2-inch slices and place on top of a giant Amana rib-eye.
    4. Serve with a steaming hot Iowa russet dressed with light sour cream, minced green onions or chives and some Hy-Vee bacon bits. For something different, substitute smoked salmon with the bone and skin removed for the bacon bits.
    5. Last but not least have a small salad and a glass of Trinchero Cabernet Sauvignon. Heaven, here I come! Enjoy!

    Recipe Source:

    Chef Gary Puetz.