When E and M were visiting with the girls, one of the activities we did was oyster shucking. Chris and I were in charge of making the condiments for the oysters. And Kimi took care of the barbecue items. We made a mignonette and this butter. We used this butter to barbecue the oysters and it was delicious! If you have never been oyster shucking before, it’s quite the experience. It’s great for big groups but be sure to bring plenty of muscles with you.
This recipe rendered quite a bit of leftovers for us. We only used a stick worth for about 50 oysters and it is quite spicy but tasty. So feel free to cut the recipe in half if you desire. This butter would also be tasty on grilled corn or even on grilled steaks. Possibilities are endless. I plan on baking with the remaining leftover butter. Have a great weekend!
- 1/2 cup of dark muscovado sugar
- 1/2 cup of bourbon
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup (1 bulb) of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 (7 ounce) can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped and do not use the sauce – butter will be too wet (feel free to remove the ribs and seeds to suit your palate)
In a medium bowl, mix together sugar and bourbon. Be sure to dissolve the sugar and set aside.
Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) combine butter and the bourbon/sugar mixture. Then add garlic and chipotle peppers. Mix until well blended. It’s OK if there are chunks remaining. Store it in an air tight container and refrigerate for about two hours or until firm. This can be made up to one week in advance. Keep refrigerated.
Adapted from Hog Island Oyster Co.
54 thoughts on “Garlic Chipotle Butter”
Mmmm. Oysters with this yummy butter? Can’t go wrong. Have a great weekend Anne!
You’re so sweet, thanks my dear friend! Enjoy your weekend as well.
I kind of want to spread this butter all over my whole life.
I haven’t been oyster shucking in years, Anne. Oh what fun! (lots of work too:) This Garlic Chipotle Butter sounds awesome!
Thank you so much for sharing…
Spread some on the sourdough bread and enjoy it with oysters or caramelized onions….my…I am HUNGRY!
This looks so good! Peppers in adobo sauce are super spicy so I bet it gives this butter a nice kick 🙂 Oysters are one of my favorite things but I’ve never tried shucking them myself. Sounds like hard work.
This sounds incredible. And on grilled corn, genius!
Sounds like a very versatile item to have on hand.
Bet that was a fun meal! That butter sounds amazing, you know I love spicy chipotle!
I love watching oyster shucking, but still not brave enough to try doing it myself! This butter looks so vibrant and delicious, I’d like to try it with all kinds of things and can’t wait to see others’ ideas for using it. Thanks for another great recipe!
Good Lord this looks good! Thank you for sharing!
Yummy! I love oysters, but have never tried shucking any myself. This garlic chipotle butter looks incredible. Bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for sharing it! 😀
The shucking experience was really fun, everyone should try it once. It’s only hard if nobody is there to explain the actual process, but at Hog Island the guy there was extremely helpful and everyone was an expert in no time. This butter was very fun to make…truth be told, I was just looking for an excuse to use “Red” (Anne’s KitchenAid mixer). 🙂
Wow Anne,it looks yummiiieeee,enjoy your week end!
Oh gosh, I can just imagine my husband would have a field day with this! It looks incredible, Anne!
This looks great! What’s your favorite way how to use it?
So far we have used it only on the oysters. Haven’t used it on anything else yet. 🙂
You had me at “bourbon and muscovado sugar” !!! ; o )
I tend to forget about flavored butters and how many uses they have. It’s so nice to have one of these tucked in the fridge or freezer – thanks for the reminder Anne, and for the great recipe!
Sounds great…and I love oysters! What a treat!
this spicy garlic butter will taste divine with some corn cobs or baguettes…perfectly scrumptious:-)
I completely pass on the oysters, but this butter over any other grilled thing sounds awesome!
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Oh my, this would be amazing on grilled corn! I can’t wait to try it next time we grill! Have a great weekend Anne!
Mmh,this garlic butter looks amazing.
I love spicy and tasty and this is just the perfect combination of flavors.
Yum!!! This looks great and now I have a craving for oysters.
That looks really yummy. I think I will try this recipe.
Yum, this looks so good… love garlic and chipotle, with butter is just heavenly.
This butter! I’ll spread it over my bread, steak, fish, grilled chicken – you name it!
The ingredients list took me by surprise… Bourbon and muscovado sugar? Yes please! Sounds like this needs to be slathered over charred steaks grilling on a summer barbeque…
Garlic and chipotle. Two of my favorite flavor enhancers. Great recipe, Anne! And this would definitely be good on corn. Or steaks. And now I am thinking stuffed in chicken breasts with some peppers or cheese. Yum.
Sounds like you guys had a fun time, as well as a great meal. Freshly shucked oysters are great, if a little hard to “access.” I’d say you got lucky getting the condiment assignment. I’d like to make this butter and use it with corn. Yum!
Wow, I have to try this! Bourbon must make it quite special 🙂
It was quite fabulous on the oysters! 😉
Fabulous compound butter recipe, Anne! Right away, I see myself slathering it on a perfectly grilled steak and on grilled corn-on-the-cob! And, just imagine what it could do for a baked sweet potato or grilled sliced sweet potatoes on the grill. Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my! I can already imagine this with oysters!
Oh my Anne… that looks wonderful! I’ve just added this on my “to make” list!! I just love the smokiness of chipotle in adobo!
oh my this sounds unreal, so much flavour!
I love anything with bourbon!
I was trying to think of what I could use this butter on while reading your post. I was glad you mentioned corn…that sounds like a marvelous idea!!!
What a yummy butter! Would love to try it on some fresh corn!
Oysters taste so great! They can be a bit of a pain to shuck sometimes, but so worth the trouble. Super butter – this must have outstanding flavor. Definitely something I should try – thanks so much.
That’s the best looking butter I’ve ever seen, Anne! It would be wonderful with almost anything!
Now this is some butter I could use a huge dollop of! Great sounding recipe!
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I love the bourbon and chipotle peppers in this butter. And oh, so much garlicky deliciousness too 🙂
This looks so good! I love spicy food 🙂 My husband, not so much 🙂
The flavored butter sounds delicious, and yes, I would love to coat my corn with it…yum!
Thanks for the recipe Anne and have a great week ahead 😀
This garlic chipolte butter sounds fantastic, not just as a oyster topping but so many dishes. In a shrimp dish, pasta and so many other things. I can’t wait to give this a try. Take care, BAM
This sounds amazing with oysters and anything else I can get my hands on! Corn would be fabulous…
Commence drooling… I seriously don’t know what to say to this– in love with this whole thing you got going on! You rock!
You’re so sweet Gloria, thank you! 🙂
I bet you could make a really spicy garlic bread with the butter, too. Sounds great.
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