Spicy Red Rubin Basil Butter

  • Mix together 1 stick softened butter with 1/4 cup finely slivered Red Rubin basil.
  • Blend in 1 clove finely diced garlic, 1 tbsp finely diced hot pepper and 1/8 tsp ground cumin.
  • Place the mixture on a 10" sheet of waxed paper.
  • Roll butter into a compact cylinder.
  • Chill the butter until ready to use.
  • Pasta and Vegetables: Toss 2 cups cooked pasta with 2 tbsp Red Rubin basil butter and add lightly steamed red and yellow peppers, broccoli florets and scallions.

-Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of From the Cook's Garden cookbook

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