One of the best ways to showcase the taste of naturally sweet pure butter is in a shortbread cookie. Simple to make, they require only four ingredients and a light touch. Minimal handling of the dough will reward you with a finely pored cookie that has a tender, crumbly texture.
This recipe uses butter for sautéing and to finish a rich sauce. It’s a classic Indian dish that takes almost less time to make than the accompanying rice. Spice it up, or not, with green chile peppers. By the way, this dish gets better with time. Make it up to two days ahead, refresh with more pepper and cilantro, if needed, and dig in.
This simple and quick recipe is seriously worth the decadence provided by a bathing of butter. Be sure to ask your fishmonger for “dry scallops” – ones that are not injected with water solutions to plump them. Dry scallops brown better in the pan.
This butter accompanies the Grilled Rib Eye Steak recipe.
This recipe serves four.
Great with warm, crusty bread.
Professional chefs and bakers agree there is no substitute for the flavor and performance of real butter for cooking and baking.