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Basil-lemon Flavored Butter

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Basil-Lemon Flavored Butter
2012-11-23 Other
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Place the basil butter under the skin and over your Thanksgiving turkey for wonderful flavor and aroma!

  • Servings: 10 pats per log
  • Prep Time: 15 min after butter softens
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
⅔ cup Minced Fresh Basil
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tsp Lemon Juice


In a small bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended. Transfer to individual sheets of plastic wrap, roll into two 1-inch diameter logs. Refrigerate until firm, or freeze for later use.

Helpful Tips:

Recipe can be cut in half or doubled. During the summer we have a bountiful supply of fresh basil. I make up several batches of this basil flavored butter and freeze it. At Thanksgiving, I soften it and place pats of basil butter under the skin of the breast, and then rub it over the entire turkey skin. The turkey always turns out moist, brown and subtley flavored.