Sunday, June 24, 2012

5 Steps to Chile-Garlic Infused Olive Oil

It's really easy to create infused oils; so easy that you can do it in five steps.  This chile-garlic infused olive oil is great for sautees, salads, and anytime you use olive oil in a savory dish. 

Ingredients:
1 c. olive oil
5 garlic cloves peeled,
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Directions:

1.  Heat the olive oil on medium heat for 5-7 minutes.  You should start to see an occasional bubble rise to the surface.


2.  Add the garlic and red pepper flakes.



3.  Simmer (small bubbles around the edge of the pan) for 15 minutes, until the garlic cloves turn light golden brown.

4.  Strain the oil through a fine mesh strainer.  Those browned garlic cloves taste great spread on some toast!

5.  Store the oil in the refrigerator for up to a month.