' Al Lago Wines - Compound Butter with Lemon, Garlic, and Chives

Compound Butter with Lemon, Garlic, and Chives

Recipe by Simone Lagomarsino


This is a wonderful compound butter that can be used on fish, vegetables, pastas, or it is even good when it is spread on freshly made sourdough bread.

At a Glance

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yields: ⅛ lb. of Compound Butter


No special culinary equipment is needed to prepare this recipe.



4 tablespoons (½ of a stick) of Butter, at room temperature, softened (not melted)

3 cloves of Garlic, minced

½ tablespoon of Chives, chopped

1 teaspoon of Lemon Zest

½ tablespoon of Lemon Juice

1-½ tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese, grated 



Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl until fully integrated.  If the lemon juice is not fully integrated add a bit more cheese to absorb the lemon juice into the mixture.  Once everything is integrated, spoon it onto a piece of plastic wrap, and roll it into a cylinder and put it into the refrigerator for a few hours.  If you are interested in using the compound butter right away, put the plastic wrapped cylinder into the freezer and it will firm up fairly quickly within a half hour or an hour.


Back to All Recipes

    Recipe Finder

    Search Recipes By

    For Further Information On Al Lago Wines...

    For invitations to our future events, for information on our corporate gift programs, or to subscribe to our free, monthly, educational newsletter on wine-making, wine tasting, and the wine industry generally, please complete and submit this form...
    * indicates required
    ( ) - (###) ###-####
    Interested in our future events in So. California?
    Interested in our future events in Central Calif.?
    Interested in our Corporate Gift Program?
    We will contact you shortly to provide you with additional information based on your preferences to help you learn more about Al Lago Wines’ events and programs. Thank you for your interest in Al Lago Wines!