SAGE BUTTER (1/2 cup)
¾ stick unsalted butter, softened
1 large garlic clove, peeled, finely chopped and mashed with ½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons finely minced fresh sage leaves (if sage is unavailable or unappealing, substitute another green herb — basil, chervil, chives, cilantro, mint, oregano, tarragon or thyme)
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
pepper to taste
- Stir together butter, garlic and salt mash, sage, lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper to taste in a large bowl.
adapted from Gourmet Magazine, July, 2008