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Serves 4

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Mark's garlic butter on a steak

Garlic butter

This is a handy butter to keep in a roll in the freezer. Just slice up from frozen, and serve on grilled meats and shellfish, or use it to finish a pasta or risotto. Add some finely-chopped fresh chillies for a bit of a kick.

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Serves 4

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Serves 4-6

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Makes 14-18 pieces

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