Compound butters are a great way to infuse more flavor into a meal. The basic principle is this: let butter soften and then add any ingredient (herbs, spices, etc.) that would help compliment what you are going to serve. Compound butters are not used for cooking. They are used more as a garnish, to be spread onto grilled vegetables, roasted meats, and other tasty items. Think of it as a ready made sauce just waiting to be used. You can freeze them, like you would any butter, and slice off a piece as needed.
fresh parley, finely chopped
In a bowl, combine all ingredients. With your hands, mix thoroughly until well combined. Take a sheet of parchment paper, and scoop out butter mixture close to one end. Try to form into a log shape. Gently roll the paper up, giving even pressure to compress butter into a tight log. Twist the ends of the parchment and tie with kitchen string. Place in fridge or freezer until cold enough to slice. Try it spread over some freshly grilled corn on the cob!