Chile Lime Butter is the perfect way to spice up your Latin food or any other grilled vegetables, sizzling steak or basic bread.
Chile Lime Butter is a flavored butter using cilantro, lime and chile powder. Perfect for spicing up a Mexican meal, baked potato or sautéed vegetables.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love butter! I love butter so much that sometimes a slice of crusty bread is just a socially acceptable excuse to get butter from point A into my mouth. Nearly every meal I serve will include butter somehow, some way.
One of my secrets to being a great entertainer and hostess is to make simple adaptations to create special and memorable meals. One of those simple steps is to make flavored butter.
Really any meal can have its own tailored butter and this is what will stand out to your diners. One of my go-to flavors is Chile Lime Butter.
While the flavors are traditionally Latin, they are also mild enough to be paired with any grilled meal or steak. What doesn’t go with the essence of fresh citrus?
Melt Chile Lime Butter on grilled or roasted vegetables or use it to top baked chicken breasts to add back flavor and moisture. Even corn on the cob or in Mexican recipes that require any sautéing.
I typically add cilantro, but 50% of the population has a genetic abnormality making cilantro taste like soap or dirt, so if you are cooking for an unfamiliar crowd, just omit it.
No need to force dirt tasting butter down someone’s throat and don’t give them a hard time about not liking cilantro. It really is a genetic thing, not a “I’m a picky eater” thing. Don’t make fun of them.
Tools Needed to make Chile Lime Butter:
Mini Food Processor– I use this thing daily! It is by far my most used kitchen appliance, it is small and I throw all the parts into the dishwasher, well except the base and cord, of course!
Parchment Paper– for rolling and storage.
Check out all of my flavored butters before you head out.
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature, cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon red chile powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Use the whisk attachment of a hand held mixer or stand mixer. Whip room temperature butter for 1-2 minutes, scraping down sides as needed.
Add lime zest, red chile powder and salt, continue to whip for 1 minute.
Fold in cilantro.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes to 3 days.
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