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.