Have you caught on this food trend yet? Creamy, butter, savoury and super appetising, it is no wonder why this Honey Gochujang Butter Board is so popular this holiday season and we believe it is here to stay!
When we first saw this trend, it is a no-brainer to recreate it! It removes the need of preparing the appetizers individually, requires NO stove time, looks SO PRETTY, and how fun it is for guests to dip their bread into this beautiful platter. Absolutely insta-worthy!
But of course, what looks good must taste good as well, if not there’ll be a total disconnect between your tastebuds and your eyes. With honey gochujang butter, it transforms your plain-tasting butter to something that’s awesome on its own! A little spicy, a little sweet, and a whole lot of umami. Paired with delicious and eye catching toppings, this is a dish made to impress!
One concern that you may have could be the health implications. Yes, butter are high in calories and loaded with saturated fats. So have this once a holiday, and you’ll be fine, but if you are extremely health-conscious, you can consider healthier alternatives like hummus, ricotta or cottage cheese. You can follow the same recipe and adjust the taste while you mix them.
Ingredients you’ll need
- Unsalted butter – It’s the star of the show, so buy good quality butter or make your own to up the fancy factor! Simply pour heavy cream into a food processor or blender, process on high until butter separates, about 10 mins, strain off liquid and there you have it, your own quality butter. (We used store-bought butter for this recipe)
- Gochujang – Slightly spicy, sweet and so much BODYYYY. It’ll add so much profile to your butter base. Adjust the spice and taste level to your preference while mixing the butter. The same gochujang is used in these recipes: Gochujang Jjigae and Golbaengi Muchim.
- Honey – This gives the gochujang butter a rounder, sweeter note.
- Figs, Walnut, Thyme – The sweet combi. Figs have such a natural sweetness to them it needs no more added taste profile. Walnut and thyme add texture and the little green bits make the dish even prettier.
- Cherry Tomatoes, Basil Leaves, Fetta Cheese – The savoury combi. Tomatoes (with a little salt) and basil leaves can never go wrong. You can imagine it tasting like the bruschetta, tomato salsa or caprese. Fetta cheese elevates the savoury component and provides such a contrasting visual.
- Honey or olive oil for drizzling – This is really for the added glaze over the ingredients. It makes the dish oh-so-inviting that you wanna plunge your bread into it and take a bite.
How to get your Gochujang Butter Board out there
This is really not much of an instruction, except to get you to mix and assemble. But the ease of making is exactly why this dish is so popular, and you should include it in your holiday repertoire!
- Mix butter, honey and gochujang in a food processor or blender for a few seconds until the colour is uniform.
- Scoop a dollop of butter with a teaspoon, place it on board and shape it by smearing it around. Smear at most half the dollop, and that’ll help maintain the height and texture of the butter base. Continue building the butter board until the board is filled.
- Add desired toppings and finish off with a drizzle of honey or olive oil, dependent on your choice of sweet or savoury toppings!
Ways to better your Butter Board
- Serve with baguette on the side
- Pairs really beautifully with Bohae Bokbunja Black Raspberry Wine. Here’s a great deal of 4 bottles!
- Flavoured butter can be kept in fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for 6 months.
- Once spread on board, consume immediately.