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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil

Fast Flavor Enhancment
I never imagined that a few herbs could make such a dramatic difference in taste but this recipe from Giada proved me wrong. By simply sauteing the olive oil with fresh rosemary, it is transformed into a wonderful new ingredient. Try this infused oil anywhere you would use regular olive oil- salad dressing, roasting vegetables, dipping, or anything else you can imagine.

Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil
Gluten Free
Makes 1/2 Cup

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 fresh rosemary sprigs, each 5 inches long

1. In a small, heavy saucepan, combine the oil and rosemary.

2. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until a thermometer inserted into the oil registers 180 degrees (about 5 minutes).

3. Remove pan from heat and let cool to room temperature (about 2 hours).

4. Transfer rosemary sprigs to a small bottle or container with a lid (a narrow, tall bottle will work best for showcasing the rosemary). Pour in oil and close lid.

5. Store in refrigerator for up to one month.

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