Sage Butter (with Grilled Butternut Squash or Steak)

12 Dec

This is a bang-together butter to dress up a grilled meal. My dad halves butternut squash lengthwise, removes the seeds and grills, skin and all, until tender when pierced. It looks fab and tastes great. Does it need the butter? Well, probably not, but sometimes you just have be generous with yourself and go for the extra unctuous goodness.

Sage Butter

2 Tbs shallots, chopped fine

2 Tbs sage leaves, chopped fine

½ tsp lemon juice

1 stick salted butter, softened (1/4 lb)

Sprinkle of fresh ground black pepper

Spin the shallots and sage together in a food processor (or mince really fine and mix well). Add remaining ingredients and mix well. You may place in a dish and chill, or roll into a tube, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze, cutting off thin disks a needed. Dollop over grilled butternut squash or steak, or slather on bread.

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6 Responses to “Sage Butter (with Grilled Butternut Squash or Steak)”

  1. Karen December 15, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Herb butters are so easy to make. They a great way to preserve the herbs in your garden at the end of the growing season. I love sage with butternut squash, now I’ll try it on steak.

    • nataliadecuba December 16, 2011 at 9:33 am #

      Thanks for stopping by! I usually use garlic in my herb butters; this was a nice change!

  2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide December 13, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    I love herb butters on anything. This looks great.

  3. T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types December 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Nothing better than butternut, sage and butter!

    • nataliadecuba December 16, 2011 at 9:34 am #

      Hi T.W. I find it so strange when I’m tagging posts now in the farm off-season to realize that farming and CSA are not part of my blogs!!!!! Don’t you?

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