EggNerd's Odd-Recipe Find: "Cilantro-Lime Butter"


This recipe is quick and easy to make and adds a great flavor that's guaranteed to make your guests go "OOoooo...".

This is especially great on fresh sweet corn or planked Salmon and will turn a great meal into something incredible:

Cilantro-Lime Butter:

    1 stick Unsalted butter (Allow to come to room temperature before use)
    3 cloves garlic   (Minced or Pressed)
    1 tsp. mild chile powder
    1 Large pinch of paprika
    1 Large pinch of ground cumin
    2-3 Tbl. well-chopped fresh cilantro
    1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    juice of 1/2 Lg lime (Or 1 full lime if small)
    1 Tbl. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Work all the ingredients thoroughly into the butter..

Refrigerate at least 30 minutes for the flavors to blend.

Remove from refrigerator approx 30 minutes before using to allow to soften.

Sometimes the lime juice will separate out after standing, when this happens simply stir to reblend.

Found on the net in a post by gajda@adelphia.net,   credited to Williams Sonoma.