Land O’Lakes Suggests Flavored Butters as Tasty Accompaniments to Grilled Meats, Seafood and Vegetables

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Flavored butters are easy to prepare, making them perfect for busy grill masters

Land O'Lakes' Herb Seasoned Butter adds fabulous taste to the simplest grilled foods

By simply adding flavored butter to meats, seafood, vegetables or just about anything you prepare on the grill, you can turn an ordinary meal into an extraordinary one. Flavored butters are simple to prepare, and they make tasty and elegant accompaniments to your grilled dishes.

Use flavored butters to add a finishing touch to grilled steaks and salmon, to jazz up grilled asparagus or corn-on-the-cob, and to add some pizzazz to your favorite side dishes. The instant they melt on whatever you’re grilling, their delicious flavors come through, making your meal a masterpiece.

Since they’re so simple to prepare, you can easily keep a variety of flavored butters at you fingertips. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks by rolling them into logs and wrapping them in plastic food wrap, parchment or waxed paper. You can also slice the butter into pats and freeze them in resealable plastic food bags for longer storage.

The Land O’Lakes Test Kitchen suggests four amazing flavored butter recipes and ways to use them during this grilling season: Italian Flavored Butter, Chili Lime Butter, Caramelized Onion Butter and Herb Seasoned Butter.

Italian Flavored Butter
Use Italian Flavored Butter when grilling meats and vegetables, or toss with rice, potatoes or corn-on-the-cob

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Yield: ½ cup

Ingredients:
½ cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
½ teaspoon salt

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in small mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Brush on meats, poultry, fish and vegetables when grilling or toss with hot cooked rice or vegetables.

Chili Lime Butter
Chili Lime Butter turns grilled steak, chicken or vegetables into a southwestern delight

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Yield: ¼ cup

Ingredients:
¼ cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons sliced green onion
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon chili lime seasoning
¼ teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Brush on meats, poultry, fish and vegetables while grilling or toss with hot cooked rice, pasta or vegetables.

Caramelized Onion Butter
Serve this savory butter with your favorite grilled steak or veggie, or as a spread on artisan bread

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Yield: 1½ cups

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter
2 large (2 cups) onions, coarsely chopped
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened

Preparation:

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling; add onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown and caramelized (20 to 25 minutes). Place onions into medium bowl; cool 10 minutes.

Add 1 cup butter to onions; mix well. Toss with hot cooked rice or vegetables, or serve on grilled meat.

Herb Seasoned Butter
Use Herb Seasoned Butter to add fabulous taste to the simplest grilled foods

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cup

Ingredients:
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots or green onions
½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Store refrigerated in container with tight-fitting lid up to 2 weeks. Serve with warm artisan breads, tossed with hot cooked pasta or brush on meats, poultry or fish when grilling.

Additional recipes for flavored butters and much more and can be easily found on the Land O’Lakes website. Also, join the LAND O LAKES® Simple Rewards® Club to enjoy benefits such as free downloadable gift tags, an online Recipe Box for storing favorite recipes, easy access to LAND O LAKES® Recipe Buzz™ Blog, and printable, money-saving coupons for LAND O LAKES® products.

About Land O’Lakes
Land O'Lakes, Inc., a Minnesota-based food and agriculture company, is a leading supplier of quality dairy products. In 1921, Land O'Lakes began making butter from sweet—not sour—cream. Ever since that breakthrough, the company has been a leading producer of butter and other pure, wholesome dairy products that delivers simple goodness to consumers. Visit http://www.landolakes.com for great recipes and meal ideas.

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