Magic Salt Butter
Makes 1/2 cup.
This compound butter delivers bright, fresh flavor with a hint of heat. Paired with corn it's, well, MAGIC. We like it on grilled corn, but it's a great finishing touch for a skillet of summer succotash, too!
4 ounces unsalted butter (1 stick), well softened
2 teaspoons Magic Salt
Sea salt, optional and to taste
Put the butter into a small mixing bowl. Zest the limes into the bowl using a fine grater, such as a Microplane. Add the Magic Salt and beat with a spoon or small spatula until well combined.
Juice half of one of the limes and add 1–2 teaspoons of the juice to the butter. Beat the juice into the butter until the juice is completely incorporated. Taste and add more lime juice and a pinch of sea salt, if you you like.
Pack the butter into a ramekin (or roll in waxed paper) and chill until firm.