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Sweet Fennel Butter Recipe

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Total Time: Under 15 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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 Sweet Fennel Butter

This soft butter will start melting as soon as it’s spooned over a piece of warm salmon, creating a simple sauce.

Yield: Makes about 1 cup

INGREDIENTS
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh fennel fronds or fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Mix together the butter, fennel, orange juice, zest, and honey until smooth, either in a food processor, in an electric mixer, or by hand.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Scrape the butter into a decorative small bowl and serve.

Notes

A STEP AHEAD: You can make the butter up to 3 days ahead and store it, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator. Bring it to room temperature a few hours before you plan to serve it.


© 2003 Tom Douglas and Jackie Cross

Editor's Note

Nutritional information is based on 16 servings and includes 1/2 teaspoon of added salt.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

104kcal (5%)
5mg (0%)
1mg (2%)
97mcg RAE (3%)
12mg
1mg
0g
1g
0g
1g
30mg (10%)
75mg (3%)
7g (36%)
11g (18%)
0mg (0%)

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