Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter #SundaySupper

This Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter recipe with garlic is perfect with beef.

This Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter recipe with garlic is perfect for steak.

Porcini Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Compound Butter
Author: Marlene Baird
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Serves: 1 cup
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 cup boiling-hot water
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. Cut the top of the garlic head.
  2. Place in a foil lined pan.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Roast in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30-45 minutes. Start checking the garlic after 25 minutes or so (remember: you don’t want those tips to burn).
  5. Remove each clove with a sharp paring knife, or squeeze the whole head until the cloves pop out. Remove as much of that golden, buttery goodness as you can. Set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, In a small bowl soak porcini in boiling-hot water 20 minutes.
  7. Remove porcini, squeezing out excess liquid, and reserve soaking liquid.
  8. Rinse porcini to remove any grit and finely chop.
  9. Line a sieve set over a small saucepan with a dampened paper towel and pour reserved soaking liquid through it.
  10. Add porcini to a saucepan and simmer until liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon, about 3 minutes. Cool mixture.
  11. In a bowl with a fork mash together softened butter, porcini, roasted garlic, salt and pepper to taste until combined well.
  12. Transfer butter to a sheet of wax paper and roll into a log.
  13. Butter may be kept, covered and chilled, 2 days or frozen, wrapped in foil, 1 month.
  14. Bring butter to room temperature before using.

Will you go to great lengths for that special ingredient?

This Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter recipe with garlic is perfect for steak.I will be the first to admit, I do it. All the time.

For some reason, it has been difficult finding dried porcini mushrooms.

This Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter recipe with garlic is perfect for steak.When I snagged up  some at the local specialty market near my home, I knew it would be the “perfect” ingredient for today’s Sunday Supper theme.   “On the Hunt”, hosted by Stacy of Food Lust People Love and Tara of Noshing With the Nolands are helping us all gather  hunted or foraged recipes.

Or recipes that call for that special ingredient that you have to hunt down at specialty markets.  It’s when you know that ingredient is worth the effort.

This Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter recipe with garlic is perfect for steak.I learned that if you send someone else to the store for you, you don’t always get exactly what you want.  I also learned that you should never send someone to the store to get you something they don’t like, err, they despise.

I tried that.  It totally doesn’t’ work.  He told me that as much as he wanted to help me out, he just couldn’t’ buy me mushrooms that “looked like” fungus.  Now that’s funny.

I want you all to be able to keep a secret though.

This Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter recipe with garlic is perfect for steak.I cooked our filet mignon with this porcini compound butter.  He doesn’t know, didn’t know and I will never tell him.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


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Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter #SundaySupper — 32 Comments

  1. Tee hee. Good for you, Marlene. Bet the butter was delicious with beef. I’d be happy to try it on tofu, too!

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  8. I used to buy (frozen and fresh) porcini all the time when I lived in Italy. I hardly ever think of it here. But I will now! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I just might have to work this in to my Thanksgiving menu.

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  10. That made me laugh, Marlene! Aren’t people funny? This falls under the heading of, what they don’t know won’t hurt them. Personally, I would love your porcini butter on everything!

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  12. Porcini butter on a steak, oh ya!! That looks so good and yes, I have to admit that porcinis are kind of hit and miss here. You may have to go to several stores to find them.

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  16. It’s so funny that I hate porcinis while everyone else loves them, but I am definitely going to try this with lobster or black trumpet shrooms when I get a chance!

  17. I LOVE porcini and use them a lot… I can only find them dried or frozen here in Australia and I really miss the fresh ones I used to buy in Italy. This butter sounds delicious!

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  19. Too funny! I love porcini mushrooms, they were the first mushroom I actually enjoyed eating, and were like a “gateway drug” in that I figured (correctly) that if I liked porcini’s I might like other kinds of ‘shrooms. I would be all over this butter slathered on a steak!

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  21. SO happy I have all the ingredients for this in my house … and two steaks that need a little something extra on this cold day!