Garlic butter is a classic recipe. It’s delicious on bread, of course, but also on pasta, seafood, potatoes, grilled meat and fish, fried mushrooms, etc.
Garlic scape butter vs. garlic butter: the verdict
- Garlic scape butter, Quebec garlic butter and Quebec garlic confit butter are all delicious, cheap and easy to make. Yet they each have a very different taste.
- Flavoured butters keep several days in the fridge, but you can also freeze them so you always have them on hand.
- We love them all, but we prefer garlic scape butter with seafood. Its delicate taste brings out the subtle flavours of the seafood more.
Once you have finessed your technique for making garlic butter, have fun coming up with your own versions! Lemon juice, sea salt, mustard, thyme, maple flakes are just some of the ingredients that go well with garlic butter!
Basic garlic or garlic scape butter recipe
- Cream butter in a food processor or with a fork.
- Add Quebec-grown garlic, our fermented garlic scapes, Quebec garlic confit or other ingredients, depending on which version you are making, and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Serve immediately on bread, pasta, seafood, etc.
- To store, transfer the garlic scape butter, Quebec garlic butter or Quebec garlic confit butter to a ramekin or roll into a sausage in plastic wrap. To make the sausage, place the mixture in the centre of a square of plastic wrap and spread it lengthwise. Roll into a sausage about 1 inch in diameter. Close up the two ends by tying the plastic wrap into a knot. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Slice into rings when ready to serve.
The best garlic bread
Now that you have your butter, make your own Quebec garlic bread, garlic scape bread or garlic confit bread!
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Without cutting completely through the bottom, cut bread into 1-inch-thick slices.
- Spread garlic scape butter, Quebec garlic butter or Quebec garlic confit butter between slices.
- Wrap baguette in aluminium foil and bake in the oven (or on the barbecue) for about 15 minutes.
Looking to make garlic scape butter, but don’t have any scapes on hand? Find the point of sale nearest you.
Looking to have some Quebec-grown garlic? Buy your Quebec garlic from our online store in season.