DIY herb butter and tomato butter

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Self-made herb butter for home

Whether you're a meat lover or a veggie fan, one of the best things about grilling is the variety of dips and sauces that you can use not only with your barbecue, but also with fresh baguettes, etc., right? And as we all know, homemade always tastes better! Homemade dips also add a personal touch to your barbecue evening or make a great souvenir for guests. It doesn't have to be an exotic mango chili dip or an elaborate hummus: a well-made herb butter can also impress and enhance the taste of any grilled dish. So: get the butter - get ready - go!


DIY dip for grilling: delicious tomato butter

Butter-based barbecue dips are a delicious addition to grilled meats, vegetables and other treats. The creamy consistency of butter gives dips a rich texture and intense flavor. Classics like herb butter with fresh herbs like parsley, basil or chives are always popular. A garlic butter adds a spicy accent and a special touch to grilled foods. For a more exotic version, experiment with citrus such as lime or orange. The combination of butter and hot spices like cayenne pepper or chili pepper creates a fiery dip that awakens the taste buds.



Make your own herb butter – quick and tasty

A popular classic among grill dips is herb butter, which looks good on the plate either as a spread or in melted form on meat, potatoes or vegetables. All you need is for this

  • 1 piece of fresh Garlic ,
  • 125g soft Butter ,
  • 1/4 TK packet of 8-herb Mix or fresh herbs
  • and 1/2 teaspoon Salt,
  • 1 pinch Pepper,
  • 1 pinch of Sugar and
  • 1 pinch of sweet Paprika for seasoning.

To make the homemade herb butter, first puree the garlic well. Then add the butter, herbs and spices and mix everything together thoroughly. Using baking paper, the herb butter can be easily formed into a roll and served in one piece in a ceramic butter dish .

Tip: When frozen, homemade herb butter will last for up to several months.

In the Thermomix: Crush the garlic cloves on speed 5 for 5 seconds. Then add all the other ingredients to the Thermomix and mix for 20 seconds at level 5 using the spatula. Now roll the butter in baking paper as in the video and let it sit in the fridge for 3-4 hours. You can then store it in a ceramic butter dish (ceramic retains the cold from the refrigerator and is easy to clean in the dishwasher). Remove from the refrigerator about half an hour before consumption.

How to make your own tomato butter

If you like something a little more Mediterranean on your plate, a spicy tomato butter is a good choice. This is also ideal for grilling or searing meat and is quick and easy to make yourself.

For this purpose, first

  • 1 fresh Garlic and
  • 4 dried Tomatoes pickled in Oil, well pureed. This will be added afterwards
  • 125g soft Butter ,
  • 40g Tomato Paste as well
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning.

After everything has been thoroughly mixed together, the homemade tomato butter is finished and ready to serve. It is particularly good in a butter dome and garnished with Mediterranean herbs (e.g. basil leaves). The spicy tomato butter is particularly recommended with Mediterranean grilled vegetables, chicken, fresh ciabatta and grilled cheese.

In the Thermomix: Peel the garlic and chop it together with the dried tomatoes in the Thermomix for 2 seconds at speed 5. Push down with the spade and chop again for 3 seconds at speed 5. Push the garlic and tomatoes back down, add all the ingredients and mix for 1 minute on speed 4. Pour the tomato butter into a butter dome and let it sit in the fridge. The butter remains soft because of the water in the butter cup and is suitable for everyday butter eaters as the water has to be changed daily. If you only get the butter out of the fridge every few days, we recommend a ceramic butter dish .

What can you bring to the barbecue?

Homemade dips and sauces are always a good choice when it comes to what guests bring to the barbecue. Both the herb butter and the tomato butter are quick and easy to make yourself and are therefore a good souvenir the next time you are invited to a barbecue with family or friends. Since the eye eats, the way in which it is served and presented is also not entirely unimportant.

Here you can let your creativity run wild and, for example, design buttercups with a piping bag .

Another tip: Instead of bringing the herb or tomato butter as a dip, you can continue working with it. For example, you can use homemade herb butter to marinate corn cobs in advance before they end up on the grill.


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