Steamed Red Potatoes with Herb Compound Butter

Steamed Red Potatoes with Herb Compound Butter

Steamed red potatoes dressed with herb compound butter is a classic for a reason. It’s sensational – not only on veggies but also a dozen other things.

Compound butter is an absolute breeze to make and freezes perfectly so you can just take out a nub now and then to use when you’re steaming potatoes or other veggies, meats, fish, or even pasta.

Just steam or boil veggies of your choice, place them into a mixing bowl and gently fold them with the compound butter.  Turn them out into a serving bowl or platter, and sprinkle on fresh chopped parsley, chervil, or herb of your choice.

Compound Butter

Compound Butter

Herb Compound Butter

Soft butter married with fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon make this a perfect way to dress steamed or roasted veggies, grilled meats and fish.
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  • 1/2 cup butter softened (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt (if using salted butter, cut back on the additional salt)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh herbs of your choice, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  • Mix all together and refrigerate until needed.
    This can be shaped into a log and refrigerate, then placed on a serving plate and sliced for people to help themselves. Or pile it in a freezer bag and freeze, then pull off nubs as you need them to dress steamed potatoes or other veggies.
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