Chianti Butter Recipe

Chianti Butter
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: Under 5 mins | Active Time: | Makes: 3 to 4 servings

This butter with red wine mixed in, known as compound butter, acts as an instant sauce and adds a nice note when used to garnish meat dishes, such as our Bistecca Fiorentina, or mixed into green beans just before serving.

This recipe was featured in our Valentine’s Day story.

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick), at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Chianti or any medium-bodied red wine
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Use a rubber spatula to soften butter in a mixing bowl until it is very spreadable. Add wine and salt and mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Place compound butter on a sheet of plastic wrap. Shape into a log and twist the ends to seal. Place butter in the refrigerator to harden.