Grilled chicken breasts with thyme, garlic and lemon slices on a grill pan
Baste Everything You Grill With Clarified Butter To Level Up Flavor
Using clarified butter instead of regular butter to grill meat and other items ensures that your grilled foods are not only cooked to perfection, but also brimming with flavor.
Unlike regular butter, clarified butter has most of its milk solids removed. It has a high smoke point of 450 F and can handle high heat without scorching caused by milk solids.
Comparatively, regular butter has a lower smoke point of around 350 F. If you baste food with it over a hot grill, plain butter will soon turn black and start to smoke.
Clarified butter doesn't create an unpleasant burnt taste and appearance, and its rich flavor adds extra complexity and depth to smoky grilled meats, veggies, and more.
The butterfat also acts as a moisture sealant to keep meats juicy and veggies crisp and succulent. Clarified butter also plays well with a huge range of seasonings and marinades.