Grass-fed ‘herb’ ghee with fresh herbs!
When I was little, I was fascinated with different kinds of European herbs, which were not so common in Japan at the time. My mother let me grow some in our little garden in Tokyo, although we never got enough to be able to use them for cooking!
Then once at the Kinokuniya supermarket in Aoyama, probably one of the most expensive place to buy food (mostly import), I found a bunch of herbs which was labelled a “Herb Butter Kit.” I could recognise most of them but it never crossed my mind that all these herbs with butter could taste good. I begged my mother to buy it, and we made this “herb butter’ together that afternoon. I think we ate it with baked potatoes.
I swear it was my first culinary orgasm I’ve ever had and my taste buds just imploded with all those flavours!
In Thailand it is not very easy to get different kind of herbs, at least where I live. But I saw a bunch of them the other day, I thought, oh my god, I can totally blend them into our home-made ghee!
I always liked putting lots of chives but they are not so often available, I had to get what I could buy! So this time I had a mixture of:
- Tarragon (to be honest, I have never used tarragon in my life!!)
- Sweet basil (not Thai Holy Basil)
- Lime from the garden (zest and juice)
- Himalayan pink salt
- and a lot of ghee!
Grate only the green part of lime, not the white part. otherwise it would taste bitter!
Squeeeeeeeze some fresh lime juice 🙂
Don’t you just hate stripping tarragon and thyme??? The most exhausting process of making herb butter/ghee! oh yeah, don’t forget to add a bit of Himalayan pink salt 🙂 I added a bit more garlic here.
I just kept on adding ghee until it felt right 😀
Silicone muffin molds are very convenient to make herb butter! I just freeze what I don’t use! Chill until it is hard. Take them out of the molds!
Et voila! Incredibly delicious! Yesterday we ate it with grass-fed, Tasmanian beef burger. WOW.
Ahhhhhh they melt so quickly in Bangkok ‘room temperature’!!!!
The ghee goes so well with my keto bread!!! My lunch, German style!
Ghee gets soft very quickly and it is super yummy!