Smoky chilli and lime butter

Smoky chilli and lime butter
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min

This zesty, smoky chilli butter with hints of chipotle, garlic and lime gives an easy flavour boost to beef, pork, chicken. Try drizzling it over enchiladas.

Try our seaweed and miso butter when you crave an umami fix.

Nutrition: Approx per 10g disc

Calories
74kcals
Fat
8.2g (5.2g saturated)
Protein
0.1g
Carbohydrates
0.1g (0.1g sugars)
Fibre
0g
Salt
0.2g
Calories
74kcals
Fat
8.2g (5.2g saturated)
Protein
0.1g
Carbohydrates
0.1g (0.1g sugars)
Fibre
0g
Salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 250g block unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 unpeeled garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Grated zest of 2 limes
  • 1 tsp salt

Method

  1. Roughly dice the butter before you begin mixing it with the other ingredients to ensure an even distribution of the flavourings.
  2. Put a dry frying pan over a high heat and add the red chillies and unpeeled garlic clove. Toast for 5 minutes until the chillies are lightly blackened all over. Leave to cool, then peel the garlic and put the clove in a food processor or blender with the chillies (removing the stalks beforehand). Whizz to a coarse paste, then add to the butter with 1 tbsp chipotle paste, ½ tsp ground cumin and the grated zest of 2 limes. Add 1 tsp salt, then mix.
  3. To mix, you can either use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment to beat the butter and ingredients together (this gives a coarser finish, flecked
    with chillies). Or pop everything in a food processor to whizz all the ingredients into a smooth butter,  or stir ingredients into the butter with a wooden spoon (make sure your butter is super-soft to save on elbow grease).
  4. Once your smoky chilli butter is evenly mixed and tastes the way you want it to, it’s ready to use. Or wrap and freeze it, ready to be used whenever a dish needs something extra. Shape the softened butter into a sausage on a sheet of cling film, then wrap it up tightly, securing both ends by twisting or tying a knot. Put it in the freezer, where it will keep for up to 3 months. Whenever you need an instant hit of flavoured buttery goodness, slice off a thick coin or two from frozen, depending on how much you need, then rewrap and return the log to the freezer. Let the coins thaw for 20 minutes at room temperature or put straight in a hot pan to melt and baste whatever you’re cooking.

delicious. tips

  1. Use it to… add smoky, fiery Mexican flavour to slow-cooked beef or pork, or melt and drizzle over enchiladas.

Recipe By

Tom Shingler

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