Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sage Butter

This recipe couldn't get any easier and I love it because....well isn't it obvious?  It's a recipe for butter!   

A few years before I married my husband, we hosted Thanksgiving dinner in his apartment in Boston.  I wish I had a picture of his kitchen.  Picture a galley kitchen on a dilapidated boat.  Yup, you get the idea.  Anyway, this was the first place I made sage butter for my Thanksgiving turkey so this recipe will always fondly remind me of that God forsaken day.

Just three main ingredients today:

Unsalted Butter
Sage Leaves
Sea or Kosher Salt 

Finely chop or chiffonade the sage leaves.  Chiffonade is just a fancy way of saying to cut herbs or greens into long thin strips.  I highlighted it because I like to say it with a French accent.  Exciting stuff here people.

Make sure your butter is room temperature.  I left mine out over night because it's so much easier to mix.  Again, use unsalted butter.  The addition of your own salt, especially sea or kosher salt, will make all the difference in the world.  It will make the difference between good and great when eating your turkey, especially the skin.

Gently fold all of the ingredients together until it looks like this.  Leave it on the counter for an hour or so to let the sage flavor infuse into the butter.  I will show you later how to use it on your turkey.

Super duper easy and it will make your turkey so flavorful and moist!   No need to keep this recipe hidden away for Thanksgiving.  Perhaps add this butter to chicken cutlets and roll with some prosciutto?  That way it would be a delicious love child of chicken saltimbocca and chicken kiev.  Mmmmm...I might just have to try that.  Give it a whirl and stay hungry!

Sage Butter Recipe
1 Stick Unsalted Butter, room temp
10 Sage Leaves Finely Chopped
1/2 Teaspoon of Sea or Kosher Salt

Add all ingredients together and mix.  Add to chicken or poultry recipes to add extra moisture.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I'm making this tonight! So excited! I'm gonna make a roasted chicken tonight so that my husband and I can enjoy some time together before the madness starts!


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