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This compound butter recipe—with its rich, earthy, herbaceous flavors—is an elegant way to finish a grilled entrée of poultry, beef or lamb. Made with Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, this morel butter’s silky texture pairs perfectly with the smooth mid-palate of our singular red wine.
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil and shallots. Sauté for one minute. Add the morels and continue to gently sauté until morels are just cooked through. Add Cabernet Sauvignon and herbs to the morels and reduce to a light syrup, approximately 10 minutes. Once at syrup texture, remove from heat and allow reduction to cool.
In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, soften the remaining butter for 6-8 minutes. Add morel mixture, remaining olive oil, salt and peppercorns to the butter and slowly whisk to combine.
Place the finished butter in the center of a sheet of parchment paper, and fold one end over the butter, as if rolling a tube. Form a long, tight, tubular shape, leaving room at the ends to fold and seal the parchment paper. Place the butter log in the refrigerator and chill for at least two hours.
To serve, remove the log from parchment. Slice disks as needed, approximately 2 per person. Once at room temperature, place two disks atop your favorite grilled poultry, beef or lamb. Freeze any remaining morel butter in a freezer-safe container for up to one month.
Every bottle of Jordan is crafted with food in mind. The elegant balance between fruit, acidity, tannin and alcohol found in our Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon make them versatile for a variety of food & wine pairings. We’ve selected a few vintages that we believe will complement or contrast flavors in this recipe perfectly.