03 December, 2011

Basil-Red Pepper Olive Oil

Use as a condiment or in marinades (perfect for Marinated Mushrooms). Add to plain buttered pasta.   

Basil Red-Pepper Olive Oil ingredients
Makes 1.5 cups
1-1/2 cups olive oil (divided use)
1 tsp minced garlic (divided use)
1 tsp crushed basil
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 (0.66-oz) pkg fresh basil leaves
2 green onions, sliced

Notes: Safety Precautions

Heat 1/2 cup olive oil and saute green onions and 1/2 tsp minced garlic. Bruise basil leaves in your hand and add with remaining olive oil to pan; heat through. 

Remove from heat; let mixture cool completely.

Pour into a clean and dry glass container. Cap and store for several months in a cool cupboard.

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