Gail's Roasted Garlic Butter

Spice up your butter with this recipe.

Gail Simmons' Roasted Garlic Butter
1 head garlic
1/2 cup olive oil, plus 1 tbsp
Kosher salt, to taste
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 sprigs parsley leaves, chopped
1 stick of butter, room temperature
1 baguette loaf

Cut the top of the garlic off to reveal the cloves. Pour in the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of water and season with salt. Place the top back onto the garlic and place in a small microwave-safe bowl. Top with a plate that fits over the top of the bowl. Microwave for 8 to 9 minutes on medium power until soft.

Remove from the microwave and let cool enough to handle or store in the fridge for up to a week. Once cool, squeeze the garlic in to a bowl and add the spices, parsley, and butter. Serve with bread.


Combine spices and herbs with a regular stick of butter to make your condiment more exciting. Whip this up quickly for a dinner to bring another element of flavor to the table — simply add a fresh, toasted baguette.