Butter is nice, garlic is nice – wouldn’t it be awesome if we combined the two?!
Garlic butter is incredibly tasty and it is super easy for you to make. Below, you’ll find the only garlic butter recipe you’ll ever need. It won’t contain any quantities for the ingredients because you can basically decide this for yourself. It depends on how much garlic butter you want to make and how garlicky you want it to taste!
After checking out the simple recipe, I’ve included a few ways in which you can use this garlic butter to make it even more incredible.
Garlic Butter Recipe
All you have to do is bring the butter out of the fridge until it’s at room temperature. Then, grate the garlic into the butter with chopped parsley and salt. Mix it all up, and you’re done! Store this in an airtight container or jar in your fridge and it’s ready to be used whenever you need it.
Things To Do With Your Garlic Butter
You’re not going to eat this on its own – unless you’re an avid lover of garlic butter. Instead, it works best when added to things to create extremely tasty treats. Let’s look at a few ideas:
A classic, yet one that can’t be ignored. Simply spread the butter over some crusty bread and bake it in the oven. Just like that, you’ve got garlic bread on demand!
Looking for the world’s easiest evening meal? Cook some spaghetti on the stove, then stir in your garlic butter at the end. Add in some of the leftover starchy water – a small spoonful is all that’s required – and you get this buttery, garlicky sauce that’s so delicious. Plus, you can toast a ciabatta and use it to mop up the sauce at the end.
Shrimp and garlic butter are best buddies. They go so well together, and you can make some unbelievably delicious meals using the two. Sauteed shrimp with garlic butter is very tasty, as are grilled shrimp skewers. You can even melt down the butter and use it as a drizzle at the end when your shrimp has cooked.
Alternatively, you can combine this idea with the previous one. It’s very easy to find a shrimp pasta recipe with garlic sauce, and you typically only need to add your butter to a pan with some extra olive oil. Sautee the shrimp in with it, then serve with some pasta.
Steak With Garlic Butter
Lastly, take your steak dinners to a new level by dolloping your garlic butter on top of a freshly cooked steak. Watch as it slowly melts and adds so much flavor to the meat. A very simple alternative to something like peppercorn sauce, which takes a bit longer to make.
The beauty of garlic butter is that it can be used in so many ways. Plus, it is literally the easiest thing to make and you don’t need to cook anything when you make it. Then, you can keep it in the fridge for a good few days.