Infused oils are a great way to add a little extra flavour to your food. You can use them for cooking, add a drizzle to your salad, stir into pasta, or simply enjoy with fresh crusty bread.
Shop-bought infused oils cost a premium but often fail to deliver when it comes to taste and aroma. Here we show you how to create your own infused oils and encourage you to experiment and find your own favorites.
You will need…
Glass pouring bottles or jars with lids
A fine sieve
Use any or all of these ingredients…
Fresh, herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano or sage
Dried herbs such as bay or curry leaves
Fresh or dried chilli peppers
Choose your oil…
We recommend using Extra Virgin Olive Oil for dressings and dips.
Sterilize your bottles by filling with boiling water and allowing to stand for ten minutes
Thoroughly rinse and dry any fresh herbs that you may use
Add your flavours to a small pan along with enough oil to fill your bottle and gently heat until warm
Allow to cool completely
Strain fresh ingredients through the sieve into the bottles or jars
Dried herbs and chillies can be left in the oil for a more infused flavour
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