Simple Chive Butter Sauce Recipe

Apr 11, 2011 1:03 pm

An easy sauce for fish, vegetables, and steak

This chive butter recipe is quick and easy and works as a spread for bagels or a sauce for steak.

Chives have plenty of other uses, but here, the delicate touch of onion flavor that fresh chives bring to the butter makes for a surprisingly easy way to jazz up myriad dishes.

Photo: <a href="">pcarpen</a> on Flickr
Photo: pcarpen on Flickr
Servings: 6 to 8 servings


2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup chives, snipped finely
2 teaspoons lemon zest
fleur de sel, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. After it’s mixed, roll butter into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge to harden.
  3. Use this as a spread or, the next time you grill a steak, cut a 1/4-inch slice and place it over the top when the steak is warm. And that's it: Instant chive-butter sauce.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
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