Beurre composé is a french dish that takes butter and adds extra ingredients such as salt, herbs, shallots and sometimes even lemon. There's many variations of beurre composé and it's meant to be placed on top of cooked foods such as meat and fish to add extra flavor to the final dish.
There's a number of variations of the dish and a well balanced beurre composé can take a plain piece of steak to the next level.
The really great thing about beurre composé is that it's simple to make yourself at home and with this visual guide from the Wall Street Journal you'll be rustling up your own in no time at all.
The guide shows you all the ingredients you need to get started with a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a classic version.