Basil Butter Jun 23, 2003 7:25:34 GMT -6 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by marlaoh on Jun 23, 2003 7:25:34 GMT -6 Basil Butter 1/2# yield 2ea lemons, zested2oz basil, fresh2ea garlic cloves1t kosher salt1/4t fresh ground black pepper1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature1/4C extra virgin olive oil Bring 1 cup of salted water to a boil and add to that the basil. Cook for only 10 seconds. Remove the basil and plunge it into a bowl of ice water and stir until the basil has cooled completely. Chop the basil, lemon zest and garlic and put into a food processor with the remaining ingredients and puree for 3 minutes. Remove the butter to a bowl and let it set for an hour to allow the flavors to marry. At this point you can either use the butter now or freeze it for future use.