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What you need:
  • Olive, peanut, or other vegetable oil
  • Fresh herbs
  • Strainer
  • Glass bottle
Delicious herb oils can be made by using your favorite culinary herbs individually or in combination. For instance, oregano, basil, 1 garlic clove, and 1 chile pepper when combined, flavor oil nicely. To one cup herbs, add 1 quart good quality olive oil, peanut oil, or other vegetable oil. Make sure all herbs are covered with oil or mold will develop.
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After 2 weeks, strain the oil and pour into appropriate glass bottles. Herb oils must be refrigerated. Use on salads, pastas, and for grilling fish, chicken, and vegetables.