This Smoked Maple Butter has a sweet smoky maple flavor that is perfect on chicken, salmon, or pork. It would make a great addition atop a baked sweet potato too.
Today is the day after my birthday, which means I am tired from all the delicious eats I had yesterday. In any case, I wanted to make sure to post a delicious, simple recipe here as Father's Day is around the corner. This Smoky Maple Butter is perfect for your Father's Day barbecue. It is the perfect accompaniment to pork or chicken. And, would make a delicious addition to a hot, baked sweet potato.
I was gifted this cute little bottle of smoked maple syrup. I wanted to use it in various recipes, and thought that a compound butter would be a great way to utilize and extend the use of this ingredient. When you open the bottle the smoky smell comes right at you. I believe a little goes along way. I used a tablespoon within this butter recipe. But boy does it have a pow of flavor.
This is in no way a sponsored post. I am simply showing you a product that I was gifted and excited to use. For this recipe I used Sugar Bob's Maple Syrup. It suggests to use this in marinades, cocktails, and sauces. I decided to utilize it in this compound butter, but there is plenty more left in the bottle to play with.
Here's what I think It Would Be Good With
- Chicken: . The Smoked Maple Butter would be ideal over fried chicken and waffles.
- Salmon: I see barbecued salmon everywhere. Though I have never had barbecued salmon, I think this butter would mimic this idea. Make a batch of this butter and place a slice of it over a hot piece of baked salmon.
- Pork: Smoky flavors and pork go hand-in-hand. Think ribs, pulled pork, bacon, etc. You can use this butter in a hot skillet with pork chops.
- Baked Sweet Potato: Place a slab of this butter into a hot, fresh out of the oven baked sweet potato before adding the additional toppings. The maple flavor would go so well with sweet potato, and the smokiness would add an element of pizazz.
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This is a crazy simple recipe. It takes almost no time to blend together. The butter just needs to chill for a minimum of 2 hours to solidify after adding the flavorings. You can keep it in an air tight container in the fridge or wrap it tightly and freeze it for up to 3 months. Make sure to wrap it tight though, because butter is prone to absorbing other flavors. This smoked maple butter can be used in so many ways, and would make the perfect addition to you barbecue menu this weekend. Happy eating!
Smoked Maple Butter
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 tbsp smoked maple syrup see note
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- With a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter until fluffy and softened.
- Add the smoked maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Whip until everything is completely incorporated, scraping as needed.
- Spoon mixture onto a sheet of wax paper. From one end of the wax paper, carefully roll the butter into a log shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Unwrap butter, and slice into even medallions (12-14.) Store in an air tight container or wrap in plastic wrap and then foil. Can be frozen for 2 to 3 months if wrapped tightly.
- I used Sugar Bob's Smoked Maple Syrup for this recipe. Link is above.
- If you use salted butter, omit the ¼ tsp salt.