Tomato & Basil Butter for Steaks & Chops

D'Artagnan chef bio | Yield: makes 1/4 pound log
This compound butter has classic summer flavors and pairs well with grilled beef, pork, and veal. Add a generous pat on top of your steaks and chops while they’re resting.
Tomato Basil Compound Butter Recipe | D’Artagnan


  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 stick (8 Tbs) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 sundried tomatoes (in oil), finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon organic lemon zest
  • Fine sea salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Stack the basil leaves and roll tightly lengthwise. Cut roll into very thin strips then cut strips so basil is very finely chopped.
  2. In a small bowl, combine softened butter, basil, tomatoes, and lemon zest. 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.

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