Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Better Butter Part Two

Remember when I made the compound butter of lemon zest and chives? I only used half of the cube on our salmon dinner so what to do with the other half, placed securely in the freezer for another time?What about a roast chicken basted in the golden goodness? I foraged around the freezer and found the little saran wrap package of butter and stuck it in the microwave for a few minutes to melt and then basted my bird every half hour until the chicken was perfectly browned and succulent. With the chicken I served the melange of potatoes I had picked up at the farmers market. Aren't those purple potatoes something to behold? They got cut and put in the roasting pan with the chicken so they could all happily cook together. Easy Peasy. It was a great Sunday dinner.