A California Garlic Butter Recipe With A Spicy Option


Prepare to meet your new kitchen hero: a luxurious blend of creamy Real California unsalted butter, fresh California garlic, and an optional fiery hint of Fresno chile peppers. This garlic butter isn’t just a condiment, it’s key to unlocking the next level potential of all of your dishes. And it’s ready to transform your meals from mundane to magnificent in no time flat.

Let’s kick things off with a trip to the garlic capital of the U.S.—California. Here, garlic isn’t just grown, but rather cultivated with the kind of care and attention worthy of being the backbone of countless dishes. Nestled in golden fields, California garlic is nurtured to perfection. California’s garlic-growing regions, particularly Gilroy, boast the perfect combination of climate and soil, resulting in garlic that’s robust, flavorful, and aromatic. For a deeper dive into the garlic journey, from seed to harvest, check out this post on CA GROWN.

California garlic is typically planted in the fall, allowing it to take root over the winter and flourish in the spring and summer. The garlic bulbs are harvested in mid-summer when the plants dry out. This labor-intensive process ensures that only the highest quality garlic makes it to your table. It’s no wonder that CA GROWN garlic is a favorite among chefs and home cooks alike, known for superior taste and texture.

Garlic butter is the secret weapon every garlic lover needs in their culinary arsenal. Think of it as your secret sauce, where unsalted butter meets the bold flavors of cloves of garlic and the heat of Fresno chiles. The combination of creamy butter with the pungent kick of garlic creates a versatile condiment that can be used in a myriad of ways.

Totally customizable, your version can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. At its core, it’s just butter and garlic. But adding the optional Fresno chile peppers? You bring it to a whole other level. This condiment is perfect for enhancing the flavors of your favorite recipes, making everything from roasted vegetables to seafood taste even better. It’s a simple recipe with a big impact, and it’s guaranteed to become a staple in your kitchen all year round.


Step-by-Step How to Make Garlic Butter

Melt the butter.

Add sliced garlic.

Add sliced chiles.

Cook just until the garlic starts to turn golden brown.

Strain the solids from the melted butter.

Transfer the garlic and chile slices to a paper towel to drain & crisp.

Now that you’ve whipped up the best garlic butter ever, let’s explore how to use it to its fullest potential!

Imagine crispy roasted potatoes, fresh out of the oven, drizzled with our easy garlic butter sauce. The best part? Topping them with crisped garlic and chile wheels. This simple garlic butter takes your potatoes to the next level, turning them into a show-stopping side dish. The rich, savory flavors seep into the crispy edges of the potatoes, creating a delightful contrast of textures. This dish is perfect for a casual family dinner or a fancy dinner party.

Take your sweet corn game to new heights by brushing it with homemade garlic butter. The combination of sweet corn and garlic butter is a game changer, adding so much flavor with every bite. This method is one of our favorite ways to enjoy sweet corn during the summer months.

This isn’t an ingredient that is just for special occasions. Incorporate it into your everyday meals to elevate them from basic to next level. It’s a great way to add fresh flavor to simple recipes without much effort. Swipe up for a few ideas for using garlic butter in your everyday cooking!



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