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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Recipe for Basil-Chive Oil


Basil-Chive Oil

Blanch 1 bunch of basil and 1 bunch of chives in boiling water for about 5 seconds.

Leave the stems on the basil when blanching to better hold them when blanching. Before adding to blender cut the stem from the basil and cut the leaves in half. Also cut the chives in half; this helps keep them from winding around the blender blade. Add 1 cup of oil; light olive oil or vegetable oil, and whirl about 3 minutes. Strain; remaining bulk can be used in a pesto.