coating a turkey with herb butter

Homemade Garlic and Herb Butter

Last Updated on November 2, 2021

Flavored butter is a treat that is perfect as a complement to fresh, warm bread or as a way to add bold flavors as you cook.

This homemade garlic and herb butter recipe is ideal for the winter and holiday season. It can be used as a basting liquid while pan-searing filet mignons or New York strip steaks, as a coating for a perfect oven-roasted chicken, or to add some deeper flavors while smoking a turkey. With a touch of citrus, this recipe also adds a kick to roasted holiday vegetables or potatoes.

garlic herb butter

All-Purpose Garlic Herb Butter

This is a perfect butter recipe to serve with bread or to use in a multitude of ways while cooking.
4.46 from 11 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Yankel Polak


  • 2 pounds unsalted butter
  • 4 Garlic cloves peeled, smashed, and smashed.
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley stems removed. Rinsed and dried.
  • 3 rosemary sprigs stems removed. Minced.
  • 3 Thyme sprigs stems removed. Minced.
  • 4 tablespoons juice from lemon and orange
  • 1 Lemon peel no pith, rough chop.
  • 1 Orange peel no pith, rough chop.
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper


  • Leave the unsalted butter out so that it gets to rroom temperature.
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor, starting with the butter.
  • Pulse until the butter mixture becomes smooth.
  • Cover and refrigerate. Use as needed for a side dish with bread or to coat meat while smoking or roasting.



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Yankel Polak is the Head Chef at ButcherBox.