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Lemon Basil Butter

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Loosely packed fresh
  • -basil leaves
  • 1/2 c Sweet butter, softened
  • 1 ts Freshly grated lemon zest,
  • -or to taste


In a saucepan of boiling water blanch the basil for 2 seconds. Drain the
basil well, pat it dry, and in a food processor blend it with the butter,
the zest, and sat to taste until the mixture is smooth. Let the basil
butter stand, covered tightly with plastic wrap, in a cool place for 1 hour
or, chilled, overnight. Serve the lemon basil butter with steamed
vegetables or grilled meats and fish. Makes about 2/3 cup.

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