Mushroom & Shallot Butter for Steaks & Chops

Yield Makes 1/4 pound log
RECIPE Ingredients
  • ½ ounce dried morel or porcini mushrooms, divided use
  • Boiling water
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 small shallot, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Fine sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
Recipe notes
Make this earthy compound butter recipe and add richness and depth to grilled beef, pork, venison, or buffalo. We like a generous pat on steaks and chops.
RECIPE Preparation
  1. Place half of the dried mushrooms in a small heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Let mushrooms steep until softened, about 30 minutes.
  2. Place the remaining dried mushrooms in the bowl of a spice grinder and process until completely powdered. Set aside.
  3. Drain the soaked mushrooms, squeezing out any excess water; dice.
  4. In a small bowl, combine softened butter, shallot, diced mushrooms, mushroom powder, and thyme leaves. Season with salt to taste and a few turns of pepper. Mix until evenly combined. Place butter in plastic wrap and roll into a log shape. Chill before using.

Recipe note: Compound butter will keep fresh for about 2 weeks in 6 refrigerator and 1 year in the freezer.