Romantic Petal and Herb Gorgonzola Butter
For Steak, Seafood, and Veggies is the perfect ‘fat’ for dressing up your food selections for Valentine’s Day.
In fact, it’s splendid for any date night, when you are preparing a special meal.
And thus, it makes a beautiful presentation with any meal.
What I love best about Petal and Herb Gorgonzola is the ease of preparation.
However, just because the prep is easy, doesn’t make it any less attractive once crafted.
I have a personal passion for providing you with recipes that are sinfully easy but deliver big on taste.
So, why would today’s recipe be any less?
In fact, romantic petal and herb gorgonzola butter is done with an artisan preparation that will leave you wanting more.
Honestly, though, you’ll need just about 5 minutes to make this and well, you’ll look like a rockstar.
That said, you need no cooking skills to prepare for this!
Hurry, Valentine’s Day is almost here.
Your biggest job in the whole task is purchasing the meat, seafood, veggies, or bread you are about to place this on!
Petal and Herb Gorgonzola Butter
There’s romance in the air.
It’s time for a date night or maybe Valentine’s Day dinner at home?
The flavors of gorgonzola cheese against butter, with herbs and edible flowers, will dance through your mouth.
Rich, yet subtle.
Tasty, earthy, and substantial.
Your meat, veggies, seafood, and bread will thank you for this most gracious combination.
ALL IN Preparation
It’s really important you use the freshest herbs and edible flowers you can get your hands on.
The old flavor will sail through and impart a bad taste.
Buy herbs and edible flowers the same day to prepare this butter.
Yes, your hands will get dirty, keep a paper towel nearby.
More or less they will be slipper from handling the butter.
Additionally, I never use a mixer, I always stir by hand to combine.
A mixer will ruin the herbs and petals.
Consider the base and the top when you package your butter.
Storage of the Petals and Herb Gorgonzola Butter
When you make this, do plan on refrigerating it for a little while.
At least a half of an hour.
Also, read my notes inside the recipe card for handling the butter while working with it.
I do recommend using kitchen shears with the herbs.
Also, do not rinse the edible flowers.
Freshly milled pepper is always welcome in this recipe, I just did not show it being added.
After you’ve cooked your steak, set this atop the steak for presentation and once it melts on the warm meat, you can scoop it back up again.
Fork after forkful.
It’s savory yet light.
There’s a full-bodied taste, but no worries, you won’t taste any one herb more than the other.
Romantic Petal and Herb Gorgonzola Butter
- 1/4 C Stick Salted Butter room temperature
- A Teaspoon Each of the following chopped as small as you can
- Edible Flower Petals
- Dash of Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Tablespoon of Gorgonzola
- Heart Cookie Cutter 1 Large and 1 Small
- Mixing Bowl
- Parchment Paper
- Zippered Plastic Bag
- In a small mixing bowl, toss in a bit of all of the above herbs and petals (divide this into 1/3's and as called upon in the recipe use 1/3 at a time)
- Place your softened butter in the bowl.
- You can add a dash of garlic salt if you like for more flavor.
- Combine well.
- Have your parchment paper ready for the transfer from the bowl to the paper.
- You will set your cookie cutter on the parchment paper.
- Inside the cookie-cutter spread more of the herb and petal mixture (this will be the top once you invert it)
- Then scrape down your bowl with the mixture.
- Eyeing up the cutter, grab enough to FILL the cutter and scrape away the excess,
- Drop the scoop into the cutter without MOVING It,
- Now, spread the butter mixture across the cutter, take away the excess.
- Sprinkle with a bit more of the green mixture.
- Next, spread more of the herbs and petals across the top.
- At this point, you need to make a decision.
- Is your butter packed in tight enough that you can PUSH it out without breaking the heart?
- Or do you need to refrigerate the mold (15 minutes) and then push it out?
- Don't let it sit longer than that because firmness can create this to crack when you push it out.
- I just work with mine right away, but you must determine your own 'softness' of the butter.
- Push out,
- You can sprinkle with Red Pepper Flakes if you like!
- Then transfer to either a plate or a plastic bag**
- When you are prepping your meal, pull it out about 15-20 minutes ahead so that it becomes 'spreadable' if you are using it for bread chunks, or if you are using it as a final presentation atop a steak, piece of seafood, etc.
- Enjoy. ~ Dana XO