Preserved Lemon and Thyme Compound Butter

Summary: This is an absolutely fabulous compound butter for use on grilled strip steaks and potatoes. The recipe for both this compound butter and also grilled strip steaks with a preserved lemon and thyme salt rub are from Food52. The whole recipe together is exceptional: click this link to access it.

Yield: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2½ teaspoons preserved lemon, minced
  • 1 pinch salt


Mix the ingredients and place on a piece of saran wrap. Roll up into a log and place in the fridge. You can make it the night before so the flavors have time to blend even more.

preserved lemon and thyme compound butter