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Warm Bread with Garlic-Herb Butter


Pass the warmed loaf around the table and let guests tear off their own pieces. Leftover garlic-herb butter tastes delicious on top of grilled steak, chicken, or fish.

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  • Servings: 4


Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2006


  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon, freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 loaf crusty bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a mortar and pestle, crush together garlic and salt to form a paste. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add parsley, chives, lemon juice, and butter; stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.

  2. Place bread on a baking sheet. Warm bread in oven until crust is crisp, about 10 minutes. Serve with the butter.

Cook's Notes

Butter can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

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