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Garlic butter sauces

The Secrets of Sauces: Garlic Butter Sauce

Garlic butter sauce is perfect for melting on steaks, fish, roast meats and vegetables, or even reducing in a pan with some stock to make a butter sauce. It’s also a quick and easy sauce from the freezer, perfect for a last-minute flavour kick.

15 December, 2021
Average: 4.6 (9 votes)

serves for



3 heads
Extra virgin olive oil
100 ml
Kosher salt
Salted butter
300 g
Parmesan cheese
10 g, aged

To Prepare

Step 01

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Place the garlic heads in tinfoil, season with salt and cover in olive oil, wrap tightly.

Step 02

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Place in a preheated oven at 120°C and bake for 2 hours, until the heads are soft.

Step 03

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Using a serrated knife, cut the bases off the heads of garlic, squeeze out the pulp into a jar, leaving behind the now crispy skin. Add the oil from the tinfoil to the jar and mix, this will keep as a seasoning in the oil in your fridge for weeks. 

Step 04

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To make the butter, add the garlic pulp into a bowl with the softened butter. Season with salt and grated parmesan.

Step 05

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Chop chives finely, and fold through the butter. Keep in the fridge or roll in clingfilm and freeze for later use.

Step 06

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When ready to use, emulsify in a pan with water to create a garlic butter sauce.

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