Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Chili-Infused Oil

From Giada De Laurentiis; Everyday Italian

Can be used as a dipping oil for breads, or to liven up the flavors in other dishes-as your cooking oil, in salad dressing, or just drizzled over grilled fish or meat. Keeps in the fridge for a month.

1/2 C olive oil
1 tsp dried crushed red pepper

In a small, heavy saucepan, heat the oil and red pepper flakes over a low flame, stirring occasionally, until a thermometer inserted into the oil registers 180 degrees, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature, about 2 hours. Transfer oil and pepper flakes to a 4-ounce bottle or other small container and seal the lid. Refrigerate.

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