Tomato and Chilli Butter

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This Tomato and Chilli Butter is super simple to make and can be used to spice up many dishes: fish, vegetables or pasta. I even serve it simply as an aperitif with toasted baguette. It’s so good!

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Ingredients to make a Tomato and Chilli Butter

To make this Tomato and Chilli Butter, you only need a few ingredients: butter, tomato paste, chilli flakes, garlic, thyme and a little fleur de sel.

  • Butter: I advise you to choose a quality butter because it is the heart of this recipe. The butter must contain a minimum of 82% fat. No need for salted butter and avoid low-fat butters which generally contain less fat but more chemicals to thicken the butter.
  • Tomato paste: I use tomato paste rather than fresh tomatoes because it is already dehydrated and therefore easier to incorporate than fresh tomatoes, which are too juicy.
  • Chilli flakes: I use dried chili flakes. For this recipe, I count a teaspoon and the butter is not too spicy for my taste so if you like to eat spicy, don’t hesitate to add more.
  • Garlic: Garlic goes very well with tomatoes and chilli and adds a wonderful flavour to this flavoured butter. You can use dried garlic if you don’t have garlic cloves on hand.
  • Thyme: I also love the combination of tomatoes, garlic and thyme so I added a little dried thyme. You can also use fresh thyme or other dried herbs such as oregano or herbes de Provence.
  • Fleur de sel: The fleur de sel is the noble part of the salt production, harvested on the surface of salt marshes. The fine crystals of fleur de sel are delicious mixed with butter as they allow to salt it elegantly.
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The technique for making this Tomato and Chilli Butter

This Tomato and Chilli Butter is very easy to make! Unlike my two previous flavored butter recipes (Lemon Butter and Garlic and Herb Butter), this Tomato and Chilli Butter requires a tiny bit of cooking.

The first step is to let the butter soften at room temperature. To do this, take it out of the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. If it is too hard, you will not be able to incorporate the ingredients.

Butter in a bowl

Next, sauté the tomato paste with the chili flakes,garlic and thyme in a littleolive oil. This allows the flavors to blend well and the garlic to cook a bit, making it more digestible. 5 minutes is enough!

Once the tomato and chilli mixture is ready, simply mix it well with the butter. For this, I simply use a fork. It takes a few minutes. You can also use an electric whisk to save time.

Preparation of the tomato and chilli butter
Tomato and pepper butter in a bowl

And now your Tomato and Chilli Butter is ready to be served!

Wraping flavored butter

To preserve this Tomato and Chilli Butter, it is recommend to wrap it before putting it in the refrigerator. Butter is a fat that tends to absorb odors. But you don’t want your butter that tastes like cheese!

My technique for wraping this homemade flavored butter is to store it in parchement paper. Find my technique in pictures :

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Recipe of Tomate and Chilli Butter

For 10 servings, you need the following ingredients

Ingredients

  • 250 g of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Fleur de sel
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Preparation

Let the butter soften for at least 2 hours at room temperature.

Meanwhile, drizzle olive oil into a saucepan, add tomato paste, chili flakes, garlic and thyme. Fry for 3 minutes.

Place the butter in a large bowl and add the tomato and chilli paste. Using a fork, whip the butter until the tomato and chilli paste is well incorporated.

Form butter quenelles with a quenelle spoon or tablespoon. Decorate with a little fleur de sel and chili flakes.

Note

Serve with toast or use this butter to sauté vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant or simply potatoes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use this flavored butter for cooking?

Yes, absolutely! This Tomato and Chilli Butter goes very well with vegetables like zucchini, eggplant or simply potatoes.

How long does this flavored butter keep?

This flavored butter can be kept for 2 months in the refrigerator. Read more about my technique for wraping butter and allowing it to keep its flavors for weeks.

Can I freeze this Tomato and Chilli Butter?

Yes, you can! You can freeze this flavored butter, well wrapped in parchement paper (see above). Or, you can place this flavored butter in an ice cube tray to make individual servings.

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Tomato and Chilli Butter

This Tomato and Chilli Butter is super simple to make and can be used to spice up many dishes: fish, vegetables or pasta. I even serve it simply as an aperitif with toasted baguette. It’s so good!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side dish
Cuisine International
Servings 25
Calories 78 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Fleur de sel
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Let the butter soften for at least 2 hours at room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, drizzle olive oil into a saucepan, add tomato paste, chili flakes, garlic and thyme. Fry for 3 minutes.
  • Place the butter in a large bowl and add the tomato and chilli paste. Using a fork, whip the butter until the tomato and chilli paste is well incorporated.
  • Form butter quenelles with a quenelle spoon or tablespoon. Decorate with a little fleur de sel and chili flakes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 297IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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