Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Herbed Butter Rub for Poultry
A few fresh herbs, some creamy butter, and a bit of lemon juice and you have this wonderful Herbed Butter Rub for Poultry.
Use it to rub under the skin of chicken or turkey for a sensational taste.
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
3-4 springs fresh sage
4-5 tbls. butter
1 tsp. lemon juice
Place butter in a small bowl and allow it to come to room temperature, approx. 30 minutes.
Snip, or tear leaves, from fresh herbs and mince well on a cutting board with a sharp knife.
Mix 1 tsp. lemon juice with softened butter. Add minced herbs and mix well with a wooden spoon until the herbs are well incorporated.
Wrap poultry with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight for best flavor.
When ready to roast, lightly oil the outside skin of the chicken or turkey and dust with salt and pepper for crispy skin.