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Maitre d'Hotel Butter Recipe


This maitre d'hotel butter recipe, sometimes called hotel butter or compound butter, is a deliciously rich accompaniment to steak or seafood dishes. A wonderful cook I knew many years ago used a very similar version of this herbed butter when she prepared her locally celebrated escargots de Bourgogne.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 16 servings compound butter


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup fresh fines herbes
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


How to make maitre d'hotel butter:

Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together until a smooth paste forms. Spoon the herbed butter along a length of plastic wrap and form it into a log. Wrap the log of hotel butter tightly and refrigerate it until firm.

This hotel butter recipe makes 16 servings.

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