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BEST Wild Garlic Butter Recipe

BEST Wild Garlic Butter Recipe

This wild garlic butter recipe yields flavorful herbed butter infused with a delightful hint of lemon and a subtle kick from cayenne pepper.

Made with fresh wild garlic leaves, garlic, freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest and a blend of spices, it’s perfect for enhancing the taste of steak, potatoes, or simply spread on a slice of bread.

In my family, no BBQ is considered complete without the addition of wild garlic butter or any herbed butter for that matter.

Slices of homemade herbed butter with wild garlic neatly arranged on a plate, showcasing its vibrant green color and creamy texture

This wild garlic butter is such a great way to preserve wild garlic when in season, by making a large batch. Simply roll the butter mixture in plastic wrap, freeze it, and enjoy it throughout the year. When craving that garlicky flavor for your dish, just slice off the desired amount.

Whether you’re slathering it on a steak, tossing it with potatoes, or spreading it on a slice of bread, wild garlic butter is a simple yet delicious way to elevate any dish.

What you will need to make herbed butter

  • 250 g (8.8 oz/ about 1 cup) Butter, room temperature
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) fresh willd garlic leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black ground pepper
  • ⅓ teaspoon cayenne pepper

How to Make Herbed Butter with Wild Garlic

Begin by washing the wild garlic. To clean it, simply wash the wild garlic leaves thoroughly under cold running tap water to remove any dirt. Shake the leaves to remove excess water, then coarsely chop them.

Next, peel and mince the garlic. Now, add all the ingredients into a jar and blend with a hand blender.

  • Alternatively, you could finely chop the wild garlic and mix all the ingredients together without blending.

Transfer the butter mixture onto a rolled-out plastic wrap and roll it into a log. Fold the ends nicely around the log.

Place the butter in a plastic zipper bag, label it, and refrigerate for up to a year. When needed, simply slice off the desired amount and add it to your dishes.

Collage illustrating the process of making wild garlic butter: Fresh wild garlic leaves being washed and chopped. Garlic cloves being minced. Ingredients blended together, including wild garlic, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, and spices. Butter mixture rolled into a log on plastic wrap, wrapped tightly. Finished log of wild garlic butter stored in a labeled bag in the refrigerator. Slices of wild garlic butter displayed on a plate.

What to Serve with Wild Garlic Butter

Wild garlic butter pairs excellently with:

Wild Garlic Butter Recipe

This wild garlic butter recipe yields flavorful herbed butter infused with a delightful hint of lemon and a subtle kick from cayenne pepper.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: condiment
Cuisine: European, German
Keyword: dips and sauces, herbed butter, wild garlic butter
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Hand blender
  • Jar
  • plastic wrap
  • freezer bag

Ingredients

  • 250 g (8.8 oz/ about 1 cup) butter , room temperature
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) fresh wild garlic leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice , freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Begin by washing the wild garlic. To clean it, simply wash the wild garlic leaves thoroughly under cold running tap water to remove any dirt. Shake the leaves to remove excess water, then coarsely chop them.
  • Next, peel and mince the garlic. Now, add all the ingredients into a jar and blend with a hand blender. Alternatively, you could finely chop the wild garlic and mix all the ingredients together without blending.
  • Transfer the butter mixture onto a rolled-out plastic wrap and roll it into a log. Fold the ends nicely around the log.
  • Place the butter in a plastic zipper bag, label it, and refrigerate for up to a year. When needed, simply slice off the desired amount and add it to your dishes.

Did you make this herbed butter recipe? I’d love to hear from you! Simply write a comment and add rating to it. 

A visually appealing collage featuring wild garlic butter: Fresh green wild garlic leaves, minced garlic, and vibrant yellow lemon zest arranged around a block of creamy butter. The butter is sliced into rounds, revealing flecks of green and yellow throughout. A warm, inviting image perfect for pinning.
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