If you are throwing an impromptu supper and don’t have time to marinade, how about making some herb butters to accompany your meat, fish and breads? 75g salted butter, room temperature, 1 peeled garlic clove, 2 tbsp chopped basil, 2 tbsp chopped mint, 1 tbsp lemon juice. Use a blender to best the butter, once smooth, add the other ingredients and mix well. Make a fat sausage shape with grease proof paper and chill till required. Slice and serve, allowing to melt on hot food or spread on bread.