Blue Cheese Compound Butter
In anticipation of Saturday's Culinary Christmas event at HyVee with Wisconsin Beef Council, I'll be featuring HyVee's Chef David's favorite sauces and butter recipes this week. Today's is a delicious doozy!
4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 tbsp honey
2 tbps fresh chives, chopped
3 to 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 tsp gound black pepper and kosher salt
6 oz blue cheese
Chop the butter into uniform chunks. Place the oil into the beaker of a food processor and add the shallots and garlic, process until they are finely minced. Add honey, seasonings, chives and blue cheese, pulsing until the oil is colored. Slowly add the chunks of butter through the food tube, whipping to incorporate air, until the butter softens and lightens in color, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove butter from bowl and spoon onto parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll into a log, using the edge of a baking sheet to form a tight log. Chill for 2 hours before serving, slice coins of the butter to use.