Roasted Garlic Butter
Uses from Broad Wing Farm Share(s): Fresh Garlic,
Lion:> Parsley, Green Onion
Shopping List: 1 lb. very good fresh local butter (unsalted or salted),
Smoked Paprika, Fresh Basil, Fresh Oregano or Marjoram,
Fox:> Flat Leaf Parsley, Chives or Green Onions,
Special Equipment: Electric Mixer
Special Note: Can be used swirled in cooked pasta, spread over crusty bread to make garlic bread, used to cook eggs, melted into cooked potatoes or rice, etc.
1 lb. very good fresh local butter) | set out to bring to room temperature1 whole head Fresh Garlic | remove bulbs. Trim bottoms (put in your freezer bag) & with the flat side of a knife, carefully smash, leaving the bulbs as whole as possible. Remove peels & discard.Extra Virgin olive oil |1 tbsp smoked paprika |¼ cup chopped basil | remove leaves from stems, chop only leaves with a very sharp knife¼ cup chopped fresh Oregano (or marjoram) | remove leaves from stems, chop only leaves with a very sharp knife¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley | remove leaves from stems, (put stems in your freezer bag!)3 tbsp finely chopped green onion | green parts only, or fresh chive
Preheat oven to 350.
Place garlic cloves on a medium sized square of aluminum foil. Drizzle with about 1 tbsp of olive oil. Fold foil, up, & over at the top & bottom, them at sides, creating a leak-proof ‘packet’. Put packet in oven for about 20 minutes, allowing garlic cloves to become very very soft & golden brown. Peek at garlic on the 20-minute mark, or when you hear the packet beginning to sizzle. Don’t be afraid to let it continue to cook, just don’t allow to burn, or the cloves to become hard.
Drain cooked garlic & place in a mixing bowl. Smash cloves with the back of a spoon, allowing some of the smaller cloves to remain whole. Add softened butter& mix on low. (use paddle attachment if using a Kitchen Aide, or the large spoon if mixing by hand). When softened butter & garlic collects on side of bowl, add all other ingredients. Scrape the garlic & butter mix down & mix again until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator, can be held for a long time!
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