Every single one of those words sounds delicious to me. Love it all.
Garlic butter has a multitude of uses. Just spreading it on bread is delicious. Adding it to a pasta is decadent. Rub it on some chicken and it’s sinful. It makes a regular boring G rated grilled cheese sandwich 50 shades happier….:)
The trickiest part of this recipe is the smashing of the roasted garlic. It’s not as hard as it sounds. In fact, it’s kind of fun. A fork works great to smash with (as seen below), or you can use the side of a big knife.
Anyway, making garlic butter is an incredibly simple process. But it really makes a difference in anything you make with butter. Roasted garlic has a sweeter flavor than regular garlic, so the taste of this butter is like nothing you’ve had before.
Smoked Roasted Garlic Butter
- 2 heads of smoked roasted garlic
- 2 sticks of butter
- salt and pepper
- Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of the heads of the garlic on a cutting board.. If it doesn't squeeze easily, then you can just peel back the skins.
- Let the butter come to room temperature in a gladware container.
- Chop the garlic as much as you can, then sprinkle a tiny amount of salt on the garlic. If you let the salt sit on the garlic for a few minutes, it helps the garlic to break down and you can mush it up with a spoon or the side of a large knife.
- Scrape the garlic in the butter and mix very well.
- Refrigerate until you're ready to use. This should last at least 2 weeks in the refrigerator.