How to Make Flavored Oils
Making homemade infused oils is a great way to impart different flavors in simple recipes, such as a base for a vinaigrette or drizzling on top of a finished dish. Flavored oils are also a great way to use extra herbs or aromatics you may have on hand. Follow the guide below to make your own.
Combine the flavor components of your choice with the oil in a small pot or saucepan. The ratio does not have to be exact but the aromatics should be completely covered by the oil by about 1 inch. The more aromatics you add, the more flavorful the oil will be.
Warm on low heat but before oil starts to sizzle - just warm enough to the touch.
Remove oil from heat and let steep for 15 minutes to help infuse the flavors.
Strain infused oil through a fine-mesh strainer directly into a clean glass bottle or jar.
Cover with lid and store in the refrigerator.
Optional: Once the oil is cool, transfer it to a user-friendly squeeze bottle for easy everyday use.