Anything that defrosts easily and still tastes fresh gets our vote. A compound made of butter, If & When and fresh herbs will keep for a year in the freezer (thank you, salt-cured citrus). In the fridge it looks so darn good you almost don't want to eat it (almost). Melt over grilled meat, fish or vegetables for a silky, fresh flavor.
1 stick butter (1/2 cup, softened)
1 TBS Bay Leaf Black Pepper Preserved Meyer Lemon Paste
3 TBS fresh parsley chopped
1 1/2 TBS fresh chopped herbs - oregano, rosemary, etc.
Mix ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
Place on a piece of parchment or plastic wrap and roll into a log. Twist ends to seal.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Slice into rounds.