Chive Butter

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 13, 2015

Chive Butter

Chive Butter

Nothing beats the taste of freshly made butter, and it couldn’t be easier to literally whip up a batch. And once you make it, you’ll be looking for as many way to use it as possible.

My favorite flavoring for butter is chives, a throwback to my childhood summers at my family’s weekend house in Smögen on the western coast of Sweden, where wild chives were one of the few things hardy enough to survive the rough climate. This chive butter is great simply spread over bread, but I also like to let a pat of it melt over a freshly grilled piece of fish or steak or toss it with steamed vegetables. For variety, you can use whatever herb you have on hand, or even try mixing in roasted garlic or grated Parmesan.


Herbed Ricotta with Summer Vegetables Recipe

By marcussamuelsson.com | August 26, 2011

Photo: JourneyVerse Photography

There is no better appetizer to make this summer then a freshly crafted Herbed Ricotta Dip with Summer Vegetables. The dip can be made ever so easily, and there certainly is no fresher way to creating this dip than actually making your own ricotta. You will certainly gain bragging rights when you check out the step-by-step guide on how to make the freshest ricotta cheese on FoodRepublic.com. This twist on ‘veggies and dip’ is certainly a perfect way to plan a BBQ or summer cocktail and appetizers evening as the ricotta and herbs add the perfect balance to accentuating the raw vegetables you choose. Read More

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