Who couldn’t resist the flavour of homemade garlic butter? Boy it tastes so good, full of flavour and so different to what you buy ready made in the shops.
So will you have a go at making your own? Always use butter as it will retain it’s texture and flavour. Sadly margarine just goes runny and disappears.
You will need:
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 150g of salted butter (leave out the fridge for 30 minutes before using)
- Handful of chopped parsley
Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until combined
Use an ice cube tray to spread your mixture into the holes and freeze into small blocks.
For making chicken kiev’s, take 2 blocks out of the freezer.
Pierce a small hole in each chicken breast and insert the garlic butter block. You can baste in egg and cover in breadcrumbs for a proper crispy finish.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until cooked.
I find if you use the butter from frozen as it doesn’t melt and ooze away from the chicken so quickly. You can serve with some risotto rice or chips.
If making garlic bread, all you do is get a baguette and cut into small portions.
Spread the garlic butter onto the bread and toast in the oven until golden brown and the butter has melted.