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What would you call blue cheese, shallots, mustard and butter?

pitu Dec 21, 2008 05:41 PM

I made a compound butter with Stilton, dijon mustard, a little fresh parsley, diced shallot, and butter. And ate it on pasta.
It's the kind of thing one would happily put on a steak.

I'm wondering if this combination has a name, other than delicious dinner with compound butter on pasta....

  1. jeniyo Dec 22, 2008 01:38 PM

    sounds absolutely yummy! i think i'll even use this for steak sandwich later this week!

    1. pitu Dec 22, 2008 06:49 AM

      I figured the French would have a word for a compound butter involving cheese, if not for a compound butter involving shallots, mustard, herbs and blue cheese
      : )
      I used the tiniest bit of dijon just to make it a little more interesting, so it wasn't a mustard sauce. I will unimaginately stick to "blue compound butter" until I find the village where this has been made for centuries....

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      1. re: pitu
        todao Dec 22, 2008 10:43 AM

        Bleu beurre composé

        I had neglected to change "Blue" to "Bleu"
        My french is almost as old as I am, but it doesn't get used as much.

        1. re: todao
          pitu Dec 22, 2008 11:36 AM

          Beurre de Roquefort, buerre composé . . .

          1. re: pitu
            todao Dec 22, 2008 11:53 AM

            Excusez-moi d'utiliser la mauvaise orthographe. Mon français n'est pas aussi forte que je voudrais qu'elle soit.

            1. re: todao
              JonParker Dec 22, 2008 12:55 PM


              1. re: todao
                pitu Dec 22, 2008 01:33 PM

                "Mon français n'est pas aussi forte que je voudrais qu'elle soit."
                me either.
                I'm just trying to find the origin of this little speciality, which I certainly did not invent but find so delicious and classically French that I just know it's a Thing somewhere.

                1. re: pitu
                  todao Dec 22, 2008 01:47 PM

                  I have seen many similar compound butter mixes and used them on everything from steak to vegetables but the exact ingredients you list are unfamiliar in my reading/culinary experience. You could, of course, toss in a splash of champagne -
                  It's a nice compound butter idea and, inasmuch as you cared enough to share it, I thank you (as I am sure others do) for your contribution to my compound butter recipe cards. I'm gonna call it "Pitu du fromage bleu et composé de beurre de moutarde" so I'm sure to find it easily. I think that'll be the longest recipe name in my collection.

        2. todao Dec 21, 2008 08:32 PM

          When something like it is served on chicken it's called a Blue Cheese Mustard Sauce which, in place of butter, uses heavy cream.

          1. goodhealthgourmet Dec 21, 2008 05:54 PM

            who needs pasta? just give me a spoon! yum.

            i've seen those components used together in recipes, before, but AFAIK, there's no official label for it. looks like it's yours for the naming :)

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