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Chili Honey Butter Recipe

From My Kitchen: Chili Honey Butter

We've got a new partnership with Padma Lakshmi! The host of the Emmy-winning Top Chef, writer, and designer started Padma Lakshmi, a social networking site that celebrates our favorite topics, including food adventures, recipes, and party planning. She'll be dishing up goodies for us here on YumSugar monthly. Today, Padma sings the virtues of a lesser-known condiment: homemade chili honey butter.

Chili . . . honey . . . butter. Need I say more? It's actually dangerous to keep this condiment around because you will find yourself buttering your toast with it, frying up eggs with a bit of it melted in the pan, not to mention making home fries, too. And that's just breakfast. It can be used to sauté green beans and carrots, to brush on grilled fish, even to baste a whole chicken for roasting.

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Get her recipe after the break.

The possibilities are endless. Here's my recipe:


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt


Combine all the ingredients and whip in a blender or processor, or just by hand with a fork, until they form a smooth sauce. Spoon mixture into a rigid plastic container and keep covered in the fridge.


What's your favorite condiment? Share your recipes in the comments below.

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dliebs dliebs 4 years
steen steen 4 years
I am obsessed with making flavored butters right now! This is perfect!!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
This butter is definitely on my to-make list, too. It's a condiment I didn't even know I wanted, but now I need it!
fuzzles fuzzles 4 years
This is getting sooooo made in 5..4..3..2.. Love anything with a spicy/sweet contrast.
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