Tomato Compound Butter Recipe

Because flavoring your butter is never a bad thing.
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Makes about 1 cup
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


3 whole peeled tomatoes from a can, crushed
8 tablespoons|113 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
¾ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high. Add the tomatoes and their juice to the skillet and cook, using a wooden spoon to smash them and break them up, until the tomatoes are broken down and the mixture has thickened to a paste, about 7 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer the tomatoes to a large bowl along with the butter. Using a hand mixture, beat the tomatoes and butter until the butter is whipped and looks like cake icing, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the vinegar and salt and beat until combined, then transfer to a container. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 month.

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