Herbes de Provence Butter

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Neither my husband nor I are very fond of leftover, reheated char-grilled steak.  It just takes on a taste leftover that doesn’t sit well with me.  But sadly we sometimes have steak leftover!  However, I have found a way to serve that steak later in the week and disguise that “reheating taste” beef tends to get.  Serve it with one of many compound butters that have an endless variety of flavor additives blended into them.  If you put a little of your favorite seasoned butter spread on top, broil the steak just long enough to warm it through and top it with more of the compound butter right before serving, it eliminates any “leftover” taste, in my opinion.  The above pic was part of a whole ribeye steak leftover when we had company this week, served alongside some of my Scalloped Rutabaga http://buttoni.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/calloped-rutabagas/ and a green salad.    My husband just ranted about how good this was, and he sure knew it was leftover steak! This is suitable for Induction.  You should also try this butter on grilled fish, shrimp, chicken or pork loin.  It’s great on all of them!

INGREDIENTS:

4 T. unsalted butter, softened

2 T. finely minced parsley

1/2 tsp. Herbes de Provence

½ clove garlic, minced fine

Dash salt

2 Dashes black pepper

DIRECTIONS:  Soften butter in small bowl.  Finely chop parsley and add to butter.  Add all remaining ingredients and stir well.  Let it stand for 30 minutes for flavors to blend.   Grill or broil your meat (or any leftover grilled meats or seafood) to desired doneness, basting meat/fish with a little of the butter as it cooks.  Put a dab of the butter on each serving right before serving.  Have any remaining butter on the table for diners to add a little more at the table.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 2 servings, each contains:

208 calories

23 g  fat

.7 g  carbs, .15 g  fiber, .55 NET CARBS

.4 g  protein

82 mg sodium

31 mg potassium

30 % RDA Vitamin A

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5 comments on “Herbes de Provence Butter

  1. thank you my dear.. as I totally agree with you on the left over taste..woo hoo
    can’t wait to do this one..
    sheila

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