Hello my lovely friends, I know I have been silent for some time now, but let me come beck to you with this well loved condiment recipe if you will. Even when I could not do a nice article to publish, I never stopped cooking and documenting. Let me share one of my kitchen staple and very easy and versatile recipe from that logs. Also, let me send you my sincere thanks for following liking and commenting on my posts and staying with me.
So , without further ado let me get to it.
It is spring and my garden has sprang up to life once again. I am loving every minute of it. Pink Azalea is finishing her showdown, but irises are just starting and Roses and Peonies getting ready to go next. I was walking around showering all my plants some love. Thyme and Rosemary plants needed a trim back and I decided to go ahead trim them and make my favorite flavored olive oil with all the excess trimmings few days back.
I feel this is the best way I can preserve the fresh flavor of the herbs for longest time. Whenever I have little extra fresh herbs in hand, I do this, and my family enjoys just picking up the bottle from counter to drizzle over veggies, hummus, or bread for a snack. It is also a great flavored oil to coat tortilla chips for air fryer or few drops over steamed rice / cooked pasta for a quick flavor boost. It is my little handy dandy trick I always keep on my counter .
So here it goes,
Flavor Infused Olive Oil
- Thyme and Rosemary, fresh
- Black Pepper
- Crushed red pepper
- Couple of cloves of crush garlic ( feel free to use the peels)
- Red Onion /about half a cup
- Chopped black olives ( 2 )
- half a teaspoon of capers ( Cannot skip this ingredient friends !)
- Oil from one can of anchovies and two chopped anchovies
- 2 cups of good Olive Oil
Gently heat about half a cup of the oil on a heavy bottomed pan. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add garlic cloves and cook for few seconds, then add Oil from the anchovy can ( why waste the flavor) and anchovies, chopped olives and capers. Add the seasonings according to your taste ( Salt, Cumin, Black pepper and crushed red peppers). add fresh Thyme and Rosemary. heat another few seconds keeping flame low. turn off the heat and add rest of the olive oil. Let everything completely cool down. Store in a glass container and enjoy !