Garlic Butter Sauce - Some Recipes for How to Make it
For each one of the garlic butter sauce recipes below you will want to use the freshest garlic you can find. Buy organic if you possibly can do so. This will ensure it is free of pesticides and chemicals. For peeling garlic you should open your Garlic Shaker®. Toss an in a handful of garlic cloves. Close the lids. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Open a lid. Pour out the peeled garlic cloves. They will be fresh and ready to use immediately.
Garlic butter sauce will bring a smile to everyone’s face! With a delicate, sweet flavor and a fine, highly pleasing aroma, butter is instrumental in many recipes and is a feature in most kitchens. Rich, buttery sauces rank among America’s favorite, poured over pasta or drizzled onto cooked vegetables. It is really quite amazing on lots of dishes. We like it with lobster too.
What’s even better than butter by itself? We think garlic butter sauce! This exquisite combination is a delight to the palette and good for your health (we explain below), delicious paired with meats or mixed with starches. You might be reading and thinking, “Wait a second. Isn’t butter bad for you?” Not really. Let us explain.
If you’re like us you grew up hearing from Mom or Dad that butter was terrible for you. Large tubs of margarine like Country Crock had a permanent place on the refrigerator shelf. The delicious, creamy yellow sticks only appeared during “special occasions” and were carefully regulated or used in moderation. Lucky for us, the margarine fad started to fade as the whole food, organic narrative picked up steam among consumers in the early 2000’s. Suddenly Mom and Dad didn’t see a healthy alternative spread for daily use, but a toxic and processed tub of chemicals. And science agrees: margarine is fake, fake, fake. It doesn't taste good either in our opinion. Avoid margarine and us the real thing! You won't regret it.
Fast forward to today and the consensus is that butter (especially butter derived from grass-fed cows) is actually good for us. This does not mean that you should be consuming cups of the delicious dairy every day. Like you’ve heard a thousand times, a balanced diet that contains healthy fats is recommended — and some of the most healthy fats can be found in…you guessed it…butter! So GO BIG with the garlic butter.
Here’s why butter is actually better:
1. It's heart healthy. This may read as counter-intuitive, as we were told for years to avoid or eliminate foods high in saturated fat. However, more recent studies (even one conducted by the American Heart Association) show that there is no link between consumption of saturated fat and heart disease. To be fair, there are others who are no so convinced. What we do know is that saturated fats raise HDL (the good) cholesterol, which makes all hearts happy.
2. Butter is filled with some awesome fatty acids and vitamins. Vitamin A, D, E, K2, beta-carotene and other nutritious wonders fill this wonderful food. Many vitamins are fat soluble, so butter is the perfect carrier (because, well, butter is fatty!). As a result, the vitamins founds in butter are more easily digested and absorbed. Even more exciting: butter is high in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a specific type of fatty acid. Researchers are increasingly finding that CLA helps to prevent against cancer (especially breast cancer). That’s good for everybody!
3. Butter won’t turn you into a butterball. The nutrition authorities often recommend we choose low-fat dairy products. That way, we can get the calcium we need without all those “bad” fats and calories. But despite the higher calorie content, eating high-fat dairy products is NOT associated with obesity. In fact, new research has examined the effects of high-fat dairy consumption on obesity, cardiovascular disease and other metabolic disorders. The verdict? There’s no correlation!
4. Your belly loves butter. Butterfat contains glycospingolipids, a special category of fatty acids that protect against gastro-intestinal infection, especially in the very young and the elderly. For this reason, children who drink skim milk have diarrhea at rates three to five times greater than children who drink whole milk (yikes!). Cholesterol in butterfat promotes health of the intestinal wall and protects against cancer of the colon. Short and medium chain fatty acids protect against pathogens and have strong anti-fungal effects. Thus, butter has an important role to play in the treatment of candida overgrowth (when there’s too much yeast in your gut!).
This only begins to scratch the surface. When you combine butter and garlic to create garlic butter sauce, you only intensify the health benefitsof both the garlic and the butter. Known to some as the stinking rose, garlic is used by many cuisines around the world to add flavor to food. It's also been used as a natural medicinal ingredient for centuries, both in its fresh plant form and as a supplement. Aside from the fact that it's delicious, why add garlic to your dishes? Research shows that garlic is responsible for lipid-lowering, anti-blood coagulation, anti-hypertension, anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-microbial effects…the list goes on! Garlic is so healthy.
With their unique combination of flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, allium vegetables—such as garlic—belong in your diet on a regular basis. There's research evidence for including at least one serving of an allium vegetable—such as garlic—in your meal plan every day. If you're choosing garlic as your allium family vegetable, try to include at least 1/2 clove in your individual food portion. If you're preparing a recipe, we recommend at least 1-2 cloves, but we like to use a lot more because we love the stuff. You can't use too much garlic! We've tried and all it did was make it taste better.
As always, we celebrate the unique flavor of garlic. It is guaranteed to transform any meal into a bold, aromatic and healthy culinary experience. Garlic and butter combine to make a delicious and satisfying sauce with a lot of versatility. We recommend you drizzle it on meat (it is especially delicious on seafood), vegetables, and bread, or use in potato or gravy recipes. Below is an easy recipe for garlic butter sauce that you can whip up in as little as 6 minutes. Remember - you’ll want to grab fresh garlic for the most health benefits, as well as high quality butter (grade AA or A) from grass-fed cows. We also highly recommend you use organic garlic whenever possible. Organic garlic has no pesticides or chemicals and just tastes damn good. Happy cooking!
Here are three garlic butter sauce recipes to get the party started!
1) Yummy and Easy Garlic Butter Sauce
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄2 lb butter, cold and cubed
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the garlic and broth.
- Bring to a boil and reduce by half.
- Whisk in the butter, 1 cube at a time, until all of the butter is incorporated and the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
- Add the parsley and mix well.
- Number of Servings: 4
2) Garlic Butter and Cream Sauce
If you prefer a creamier taste this one’s for you! Make your movie nights yummier with this easy garlic butter cream sauce recipe. Pair it with chips, fondue or fries! The possibilities are endless for dipping pleasures. It’s rich and delicious. Just the right amount of decadence for the discerning palette.
- ½ cup of water
- 1 bulb of fresh garlic
- 2 cups of heavy cream and butter
- 1 tablespoon of parsley
- Table salt
- Ground black pepper
- Pour the water into a medium-sized saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Remove the garlic skin and finely mince.
- Add the garlic to the boiling water and reduce the liquid for about 5 minutes, or until almost evaporated.
- Wash and finely chop the parsley.
- Pour the heavy cream and parsley, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Stir the mixture constantly.
- Cook for about 3 minutes or until the sauce thickens, remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Let the creamy garlic sauce cool and serve.
- Number of Servings: Good for 4 servings of garlic butter cream sauce.
3) Garlic butter
You don’t need those fancy pricey spreads if you prefer a more simple flavoring style. You’ve got everything you need in a no-frills home-made garlic butter recipe. It is perfect as spread or dip your seafood in garlic butter sauce tonight! Garlic butter can be used for virtually every dish you make. We simply can’t get enough of it. We hope you feel the same way too.
- 1 stick of butter
- 4 bulbs of fresh garlic
- Table salt
- Ground black pepper
- Place garlic bulbs in a food processor and blend until desired texture is achieved.
- Add butter and season with salt and pepper as desired. If you like other seasonings feel free to toss them in. Be creative as you like. We don’t mind! We like a little cayenne pepper for that extra punch.
- Pulse ingredients until texture is as desired.
- Scrape the mixture out of the food processor.
- Transfer garlic butter to a serving dish or container.
- Serve cold or hot! It’s your choice. We like it hot! But that's just us. Do it your way.
- Number of Servings: It really depends on how you use it! Be we say go big.
We really hope you and your family love these recipes when you try them! We know that we do.
Too make these recipes you will have to peel your garlic. Watch video to learn more about the best garlic peeler for home use.