Compound butter is a great friend to a home cook. Ranging from sweet to savory, it can be blended with honey, fruits and warm spices and slathered on scones and breads or mixed with fragrant herbs and rubbed on a chicken waiting to roast. This recipe, in particular, is ideal for spreading on warm, crusty baguettes before dinner, smeared over grilled lamb or mixed into warm rice.
The chuck section of the cattle yields some of the most flavorful and economical cuts of meat, somewhat tough and fatty but perfect choices for braising and stewing. You can substitute top or bottom roasts in the recipe, which should be thinly sliced across the grain before serving. The coffee and soy sauce give this dish an amazing flavor.
Include pesto and red peppers to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
Here’s an easy appetizer for your next gathering.