The basil butter recipe comes from the Cafe Flora Restaurant cookbook. It was very easy to make and so good that I think it would make cardboard taste delectable.
Cafe Flora Cookbook
Note: The amounts below reflect the recipe cut in half. I have a small food processor and really didn’t need to have the equivalent of two sticks of butter. One stick is plenty for my uses.
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 small shallot, minced
2 T finely chopped Italian parsley
5 big basil leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
A few cranks of freshly ground pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor.
Process until compeltely mixed, scraping down the sides of the bowl if neccessary.
Shape the butter. Roll the butter into a log about 2 inches in diameter using plastic wrap or parchment paper to help you roll it. Twist each end tightly, and refrigerate until firm. (About one hour.)