Compound Butter Recipes That Will Make Your Meal Instantly Better

07/08/2012 10:08 pm ET | Updated Aug 13, 2015

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If you've been looking for a way to upgrade your home cooking, but don't want to put a lot of time and effort into it, look no further than compound butters. Compound butters are basically just butter with fresh herbs, garlic or other flavors added to it -- and they prove that yes, there is in fact a way to make butter even more delicious. They add a ton of flavor to grilled steaks, seafood and veggies and require no additional cooking.

The best part is, you can make a few different flavors ahead of time and stock them in the fridge to call on when you need. Check out the 13 recipes below -- and make your dinner taste instantly better without breaking a sweat.

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