Sunday, July 11, 2010

Grilled French Bread with Garlic Parsley Butter

Geoff wanted to barbecue a few tri tips today. He also decided to grill some french bread, and who was I to complain?? Course, we can't have just plain french bread, so he made up this butter to spread over the bread before he grilled it. We just happened to have some garlic and onion from the garden. He whipped that in the food processor and stirred it into the butter.

I have the flat leafed parsley growing in the herb section of my garden, and he chopped up a few handfuls of that to add in. He didn't want it as fine as the food processor would do, so he chopped it with the knife. This is a pretty fine chop, because he wanted lots of little pieces, not really any big ones.

Next step: toss it into the garlic/onion/butter mix, and stir it all up together.

He tasted it, decided it needed some salt and pepper, tasted it again, and declared it done. Then I tasted it. Not because I wanted to tell him what to do, but because with that much garlic, it's best that everybody is smelling the same! Oh, just look at this, my friends! Is that not a little bowl full of love? We will definitely not have to worry about vampires now. This stuff has some punch, folks!

Grilled French Bread with Garlic Parsley Butter

1 loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, room temperature
2 garlic bulbs, minced
1 small onion, minced
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Mix garlic, onion, parsley and butter in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread butter on bread. Let sit 10 minutes. Put on grill at medium to low heat. Watch closely. Turn at 2-3 minutes, grill another 2-3 minutes.


  1. Oh that looks so good!

    We had ribs, started in the oven and finished on the grill and cabbage we got from the CSA sauted on the grill for dinner tonight. And Mitch cooked some beets that we got in the CSA bag last week, and I shelled some fava beans.

    We love the CSA bag!

  2. Oh yeah, love your new design, love the blue!

  3. That's so yummy!
    Love the look of your "new" blog! :)

  4. May I have a piece of that yummy bread?

  5. Becca, CSA's are such a great idea, for both the consumer and the grower. Glad you found yours!

    Astrid, It was an awesome dinner. Glad you like the new look, I decided to change things a bit.

    Mad, Yeah, that bread didn't last long!

  6. Delicious. Grilled bread is the best!

  7. hmm, that looks tasty! The Dragon Tongue beans are an heirloom. Well the pods have small beans they are eaten pod and all. I usually pick weekly and they are at the perfect size.

  8. Thomas, yeah, we made fast work of the whole loaf!

    Dan, thanks for the info. I'll probably be trying those next yearl

  9. That sounds/looks delicious. For some reason I've been using all my other herbs consistently but neglecting my poor parsley. Not anymore!

  10. Sarah Ruth, I know what you mean about neglecting parsley. It's sort of the red headed stepchild of our garden. Nice to find something new that's awesome with it!