If you’re looking for some extra zing or fire with each mouthful you may want to consider infused olive oil. Sounds fancy, but it’s really simple! Olive oil has many health benefits, and even though it tastes great as is, it can be turned up a notch with a few staple flavours. It may just be that finishing touch you are looking for and what's better it can all be done at home! These are also great gift ideas and can look gorgeous on your benchtop.
Where do I begin?
First select a few key flavours you love or are your pantry staples, making these infused oils a great addition to your kitchen. To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve given you a few examples below:
Garlic - Great for our Low FODMAP friends as you get all of the flavour and none of the side effects. Garlic infused oil is great for marinating, basting, dipping fresh bread or as the finishing touches on a fresh homemade pizza.
Chilli - If you like a bit of heat, you’re gonna LOVE chilli infused olive oil. A great base to many dishes or a finishing touch on an Asian inspired meal or if you’re a chilli fanatic ... everything!
Lemon - For an added fresh feeling or zing to the dish. Lemon infused olive oil is so versatile and is great in fresh salads, over couscous or Greek-inspired food.
Rosemary - For rustic homemade taste rosemary-infused olive oil is a great addition to your Sunday roast! Just think of the crispy potatoes, yum!
Once you have chosen what flavour you would like to infuse your oil with, following these simple instructions.
Recipe: Easy Steps to Make Infused Olive Oil
Ingredients:1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 chosen flavour:
Warm ingredients and oil together in a saucepan at very low heat for 20minutes. Cool for 30mins, remove larger ingredients (lemon peel) and pour into a jar. Place ingredients into the jar for looks and to carry further flavour. Store in the refrigerator for up to one month.
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