Cravings | Mexican & Japanese Compound Butters
Mexican & Japanese Compound Butters
  • ½ cup compound butter each
  • PREP: 20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes + refrigeration

Easy to make, easy to keep.

Mexican Style:

  • 1

    stick unsalted butter, softened

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • 1

    tablespoon finely crumbled Cotija or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1

    teaspoon finely grated lime zest

  • 1

    teaspoon lime juice

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground coriander

  • 2

    pinches fine sea salt

Japanese Style:

  • 1

    stick unsalted butter, softened

  • 2

    tablespoons light (blond or white) miso paste

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped scallion greens

  • ½

    teaspoon mirin

  • ¼

    teaspoon rice wine vinegar

  • ¼

    teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2

    pinches togarashi or chili powder

  • 1

    pinch fine sea salt

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