Saturday, April 16, 2011

:: call me butter, baby...

if i were to be totally honest.
i would have to say that i'm not a huge fan of butter.

i never just smooth it on bread.
or saute veggies in it.

i'm always reaching for the olive oil.
the sesame oil.
the coconut oil.

the nutella....

but i've been converted by padma lakshmi.

her cookbook : tangy tart hot & sweet
has been a favorite on my shelf for several years.

but it wasn't until a few months ago that i happened upon
the little recipe for chili honey butter.

tucked neatly in the back of the volume--
this recipe delivers-
with both its simplicity & deliciousness.
and let me tell you, it alone is worth the price of the book.

i've been slathering this butter on everything.

do yourself a favor and follow suit.

from Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature (i used earth balance!)
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt

Combine all the ingredients and whip in a blender or processor or just by hand with a fork until they form a smooth sauce.

Spoon it into a rigid plastic container and keep covered in the fridge.

1 comment:

  1. oh my yum and a half. i simply can't go one day without trying this! i'm a sucker for anything chili... :)