Lemon Spice Oil Recipe
Vinegar Recipes and Flavored Oil Recipes
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Lemon Spice Oil
Stir this oil into cooked rice or pour it sparingly onto poached, steamed or sautéed fish.

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
10 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup peanut or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. With a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder, coarsely grind the lemon zest, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, allspice and peppercorns with the lemon juice to form a paste. In a 1-cup metal measure or very small metal bowl, stir together paste and oil. Set the measuring cup or bowl on a baking sheet and cook in lower third of oven for one hour. Cool on a rack for 30 minutes. Line a small strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and strain oil into a glass jar. Covered loosely and refrigerated at all times, flavored oil keeps for one month. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Ingredients for the various other flavored oils are listed below. The directions for preparing them are as follows:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a 1-cup metal measure or very small metal bowl, combine all ingredients. Set the measuring cup or bowl on a baking sheet and cook in lower third of oven for one hour. Cool on a rack for 30 minutes. Line a small strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and strain oil into a glass jar. Covered loosely and refrigerated at all times, flavored oil keeps for one month.

Makes about 1/2 cup.

 

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