Ok friends, you got to have my Basting Oil in your fridge. I have been cooking almost everything that calls for oil with it. Plain olive oil taste good; however, if you infuse the oil with dried herbs and garlic, then you elevate it to another level. That’s what I am talking about, FLAVOR!
I purchased several brands in the past but at the end of the day, I decided to develop my own by using the flavors that I like in my meals. The only herb that I did not use today was Rosemary, since that was the herb that I was using prior to making this blottle. You can use it though, if you want to make this recipe. So Good!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Approximate Cost: $3.54
Serve: Multiple Servings
8 oz. Olive Oil (@ Walmart: Pompeian Organic EVOO16 oz. = $4.98) (8 oz. = $2.49)
1/2 tsp. Parsley Flakes (.15)
¼ tsp. Cilantro Flakes (.15)
¼ tsp. dried Oregano (.15)
¼ tsp. dried Thyme (.15)
¼ tsp. dried Basil Leaves (.15)
¼ tsp. of Garlic Powder (.15)
¼ tsp. Rosemary (optional) (.15)
Clean 8 to 10 oz. glass bottle
Add all the herb ingredients and shake well.
Fill the bottle with olive oil (or your preferred oil; canola, vegetable, sunflower, peanut oil…)
Shake well and leave it at room temperature for few hours.
Shake well before using.
HACK: Drizzle my basting oil on meats, pork, chicken, fish, shrimp, scallops, lamb, and anything that you want to grill such as veggies. You can also use it on fried eggs, and to sauté mushrooms. I use it a lot when I oven roast mixed veggies together such as beets, carrots, sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts. The sky is the limit.
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