Basil Oil

Ingredients

1 cup Basil, tightly packed fresh
2 cups Oil, Olive

Preparation

1
In a large pan of boiling, salted water, blanch the basil leaves for 5 seconds. Drain and rinse with cold water.
2
In a food processor or blender, puree the blanched basil with 1/4 cup of the oil. With the machine on, add the remaining 1 3/4 cups oil and process until well blended and smooth. Transfer to a glass jar, cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 24 hours.
3
Carefully pour off the clear green oil, leaving behind the 6 tablespoons of thick puree. The strained oil can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 1 month.

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Yield:

1.33333333333 servings

Added:

December 31, 2009

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