Quick and easy ways to make your meals butter

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Whether you’re cooking veggies, meat, seafood, or making a sauce, butter adds that mouth-watering “je ne sais quoi” to any recipe.

By Canadian Goodness Author, Dairy Farmers of Canada
Butter being scraped off

Butter is so naturally flavour-rich that a little goes a long way. And with no more calories and fat than margarine or vegetable oil—a touch of butter adds an extra depth of flavour!

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On vegetables

A luscious little pat of butter makes eating all those vegetables an exquisite experience. Experiment! Butter goes with every vegetable. Try it with beets. It's delicious!

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Grilled steak

Melting atop a sizzling grilled steak or thick, tender lamb or pork chops, a little butter adds an irreplaceable finishing touch. It melds with the spices and surface juices to produce incredibly appetizing aromas and intense flavours. Try it once—you'll never look back!

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On fish and seafood 

Want to make fresh fish totally fantastic? Smooth a little dab of butter on its just-cooked surface. The butter will moisten the delicate flesh and pick up the fresh taste.

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In simple and delicious sauces

Butter's rich taste is at its best when heated. Stirred into thickened brown or white sauces, butter provides a creaminess no other ingredient can match. Try some of these quick sauce ideas:

  • Melt some butter, adding a little water or chicken broth along with chopped chives, parsley or green onion. Totally scrumptious on any vegetable.
  • Melt some butter, add some fresh pressed garlic and honey. Amazing on carrots.
  • Stir some red currant jelly or cranberry sauce into melted butter to bring incomparable zing to roasted chicken.
  • Chop a hard-boiled egg into melted butter, add a drop of lemon juice and serve it over white fish or smoked cod. Wonderful!
  • Melt butter in a frying pan over low heat, add some bread crumbs and sauté until it foams up, then pour it immediately over steamed cauliflower or broccoli. Sublime!

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