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Gorgonzola Shallot Butter
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Chilling Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 18 mins
This compound butter is delicious on a grilled steak, sautéed chicken breast or pork chops. It's quick to make in a food processor or by hand as long as you've remembered to let your butter come to room temperature.
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Sauces, Quick and Easy
Servings: 8 Makes ¾ Cup
Calories: 161 kcal
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature, divided
  • 1 clove garlic smashed
  • ¼ cup minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter and the smashed garlic clove in a small skillet. Add the shallots and sauté for 2 to 4 minutes, until they soften. Pour in the sherry, deglaze the pan and cook for another minute or two, until the liquid has reduced. Remove and discard the smashed garlic clove and set the shallots aside to cool completely.
  2. Place the remaining butter into a food processor and pulse a few times until the butter is smooth. Add the cooled shallots and Gorgonzola cheese and pulse until the ingredients are well-combined. Stir in the chopped parsley and lemon zest and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Place a sheet of plastic wrap on the counter and spoon the compound butter onto the plastic wrap in a log shape. Fold the plastic wrap over the butter, squeezing out as much air as possible and roll it into a smooth log, wrapping the plastic wrap around the butter and twisting the ends shut. Chill for at least 1 hour or up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator, or freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Gorgonzola Shallot Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 273mg11%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 463IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.