Flavored oils are perfect for adding extra flavor to all your dishes. And today we are going with a basic one: Basil flavored oil. A simple oil very easy to make and that will bring a great flavor to our dishes. It is also so versatile that we can include it in a multitude of recipes. Let’s see how to make it.
Basil is an aromatic herb with a very peculiar flavor and aroma. A classic of Italian cuisine, it is also the base of many dishes and sauces, such as Pesto sauce.
If you are also passionate about basil, before starting with this oil, do not miss these delicious recipes, such as Basil Tea with red fruits, a great drink full of nutrients.
Basil Aromatized Oil Recipe
We have to make a kind of paste with the leaves, and when it is ready, grind it for a few seconds with the oil. Just enough so that both ingredients are integrated but without emulsifying the oil. Once mixed, we have our oil ready to use in all the dishes we want.
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- 25 g Fresh basil
- 125 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt (optional)
- We grind the basil very well, if we have a food grinder, the better. If not, we can chop it very fine or use the mortar.
- Make a paste with the basil and then mix it with the oil.When the basil is ready, add the oil and mix well. If you have done it with a blender, blend it with the oil for a few seconds. (Add a pinch of salt if you want).
- Once ready, store in a glass jar. Now we can use it in our favorite dishes.
Store it in the refrigerator. In an airtight jar, it will keep in good conditions up to 1 month.
Where to use this oil
Like all aromatic oils, we can include it in a multitude of recipes. It can be used for toasts, pasta, salads, vegetables…
It is also a very good option for seasoning any fish that we cook on the grill. Once cooked, add a small splash of this oil, you will see what flavor it brings.
Or, to dress all kinds of salads, or even on pizzas.
In addition to all the uses it has in the kitchen, basil oil also has many beneficial properties for our body.
For example, it is a great ally against headaches, and even helps against depression. It also helps us with digestive problems.
As you can see, this Aromatized Basil Oil Aromatized Basil Oilis a great ally both in our kitchen and for our health. So, if you dare to try it, remember to leave us your comments, ideas, tips, opinions… We love to read you!
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