Traditional recipes

Russian Compound Butter

Russian Compound Butter


Compound butter is a great way to get flavor into a roast chicken. Here's a Russian-inspired version


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup shredded red beets

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Recipe Preparation

  • Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

  • DO AHEAD: Butter can be made 5 days ahead. Wrap tightly and chill, or freeze up to 1 month.

Recipe by Dawn Perry


Photos by Matt Duckor

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Watch the video: How to Make Compound Butter (June 2021).