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cooked salmon on white plate with salad and finishing butter

Sundried Tomato Basil Finishing Butter for Steak or Salmon

Sundried Tomato Basil Finishing Butter for steak or salmon is an elegant compound butter and a beautiful way to present your glorious dish with amazing buttery savory flavor. Fresh basil, rich sundried tomato, aromatic garlic, and sweet cream butter combine to deliver the most gorgeous flavor worthy of your grilled steak or roasted salmon. Insanely easy to make, this recipe is perfect for beginners.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 148 kcal


  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped sundried tomatoes in oil drained
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 small cloves garlic minced (1 tsp)


  • Combine the butter, sundried tomatoes, basil, salt, and garlic.
  • Place butter mixture as a mound in the center of a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap up like a ~3x2 inch log. Refrigerate.
  • When steaks and/or salmon are done cooking, top immediately with a slice or two of the butter.


If serving big eaters or making large steaks, I recommend doubling the recipe.


Calories: 148kcal (7%) | Carbohydrates: 9g (3%) | Protein: 3g (6%) | Fat: 11g (17%) | Saturated Fat: 7g (44%) | Cholesterol: 30mg (10%) | Sodium: 34mg (1%) | Potassium: 49mg (1%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 4g (4%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword compound butter, finishing butter, sundried tomato butter
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