Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)
We use lots of olive oil at our house. We love it for making a chicken marinade, for making salad dressings, for dipping bread and more. We also love herbs with our olive oil, so we though, let’s try infusing some herbs into olive oil. I did a little research online about how to infuse oils and we went to it!
If you have a foodie valentine, this would be a perfect gift, along with some homemade bread for dipping!
It’s pretty simple, and you can see the steps we took in the recipe below.
Happy Family Cooking Everyone!
Kids Cooking: Rosemary Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Your Valentine
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
- Before you get started with the infusing, you have to make sure your rosemary is clean and dry. There should be no water at all left from the cleaning or it could cause bad things to happen in the oil. To clean ours, we actually blanched it for about 30 seconds in boiling water and then let it dry before we started. I don't know that cleaning to that extent is necessary, but make sure the rosemary has plenty of drying time before you start.
- Once your rosemary is completely dry take a few sprigs, remove the leaves and chop them up. You can use as much as you want, it will be strained out.
- Next, put as much oil as you need into a sauce pan (we used the perfect amount of oil to fit in our bottle).
- Turn the burner onto medium heat and let the oil heat just until it is warm and add the chopped rosemary.
- Remove the oil from the heat and cover it. Let it sit for a couple of hours to cool and 'infuse'.
Jar Your Olive Oil
- Once the oil has cooled, it's time to put it into the jar of your choice. You'll need a strainer and a funnel.
- First, if you want--it's not necessary--place a clean sprig of rosemary into your jar.
- Next, place the funnel into the top of your jar. Put your wire strainer on top of it. This is a two person job, so someone can hold the funnel and strainer, while the other person pours the oil into the strainer.
- If you spill any oil, wipe your bottle clean and cork it up!
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