Haricots Verts with Goat Butter, Sublime!

Steamed Haricots Verts
Melting Goat Butter
Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
Toss and serve.
This ain’t your ordinary “green beans with butter.”
A couple years ago we had a magnificent dinner at Alinea, the amazing cutting-edge restaurant of Chef Grant Achatz in Chicago. In addition to all the mind-blowing courses, one small but totally memorable attention to detail stood out, the butter. Goat Butter. And I have been searching for it ever since. Pure white. Softer than cow’s butter at room temperature. Very subtle yet intriguing chèvre flavors. Recently I was ecstatic to find Cabrima Goat Butter at Whole Foods Market!
From the Netherlands,
Cabrima goat butter is made from fresh Dutch goat milk.

Produced by churning the fresh, pasteurized goat cream. The composition of goat butter has a lower melting point than regular butter, making it easy spreadable. Goat butter does not contain carotene, so the product possesses a clear, white color. (from Cabrima website here)
Goat cheese lovers, you will be in heaven!

29 thoughts on “Haricots Verts with Goat Butter, Sublime!”

  1. Very interesting! I wonder if anybody makes it around here, considering that there are many goats. Thanks for sharing the information.

  2. I have never heard of goat butter, but it sounds delicious! I'll have to look for it. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  3. I love anything from goat milk! I am sure this butter would be no exception! It looks fantastic!

  4. I had goat butter in my hand just the other day when I was at Wegman's. It wasn't this brand but I was so tempted to buy it. Next shopping trip, I will not hesitate. This sounds awesome!!! Thanks for sharing, LL. Truly inspiring!!!

  5. Oh, we loved that goat butter at Alinea! How wonderful that you found a goat butter at whole foods, I will definitely look for it. It sounds excellent over haricots verts!

  6. I have seen goat butter at the grocer's here, but never tried it. Thank you for introducing it to us!

    One of the advantages of living in the EU is the incredible spread of delicacies from all over Europe – I am still not used to the variety and feel like I have to grab it all, lest it will not be there anymore next time around. Right now I am into Robiola cheese from Italy, with lox on a bagel(lookalike).

  7. I've had goat cheese that tastes like butter, but never goat butter. OK, I'm heading out to find this, too.

  8. I learned something today. I had no idea that Goat butter existed. Definitely something that I would enjoy. I need to keep my eyes open while shopping to see if I can find some!

  9. I must say I've never seen goat butter but then it's not like I actually went looking for it. Now I'll look.
    Most importantly – what's on the table for RH this year?

  10. I have been in love with goat butter since my grandmother made it fresh for me as a child. You can also find great quality goat butter at many farmer's markets.

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