Log of compound butter wrapped in parchment with oranges and rosemary in the foreground and background.
Photography & Art Direction: Anthony Contrino – Food Styling: Molly Wenk

Compound butters are a great way to add flavor to your dishes.  Smother some on a roasted potato or a filet mignon.  Spread some on some warm bread or use as a dip for your favorite poached seafood!

Orange-Rosemary Compound Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 8 ounces European-style salted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon finely grated garlic, on a microplane
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper


  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, rosemary, orange zest, garlic and pepper and mix with a small rubber spatula until well combined.
  • Place the butter mixture onto a piece of parchment paper and form into a log, using the paper to help shape the butter.
  • Twist the ends of the paper to seal.
  • Wrap the parchment roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Slice with a warm knife.
Course: Condiments
Author: Anthony Michael Contrino