Salmon and Polenta with Homemade Herb Butter
My herbs are doing so well in my garden that I need to cut some and use it. So I decided today that I should make a herb butter and that way I can use it all week. Here is what I cut this morning in my garden.
I cut garlic chives, dill, sage, rosemary and regular chives. The recipe is very easy. Just pick what herbs you would like to use and then soften butter. I used two sticks of salted butter. I chopped the herbs and then mixed them into the butter. I also added some garlic powder about a 1/2 teaspoon.
Then roll the butter into a tube using the saran wrap.
Then place in the fridge for a couple hours before use. The longer it stays in the fridge the flavors of the herbs get much stronger. But I could not wait until tomorrow to use it.
I bought some Polenta from the store yesterday and decided I would try that with the herb butter too. So I sliced it and put in some olive oil and fried it up.
I wanted to try edamame beans for awhile now. I had a steamable bag and I microwaved according to the directions. Then I added them to a frying pan with lime juice, sea salt and pepper. Cooked until heated through.
I am a Moscato girl so I found this Starlight Peach Moscato at the store the other day and had to try it. They make a strawberry and watermelon Moscato also but I decided to try them one at a time. I will keep you posted how they taste but if they are anything like the peach I will not be disappointed. Very yummy.
What a perfect dinner for two and so easy. I hope you try making your own herb butter. You will not regret it.