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Herb Oil - a brilliant standby

This week Fiona Hill from Real Food expands upon the simple recipe for incredibly effective herb oil which can enhance the flavour of so many dishes.

As Fiona says: "So this is for me a vital addition to my fridge as the versatility of the oil makes it my go to pot of flavour for so many dishes."

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"If you have a  blender attachment this is easy or a hand blender will do but if not a good deal of chopping and mixing will eventually get you to the same place .

herbs and oil

So aproximately

  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bags or bunches of parsley
  • Half a bag of coriander
  • 2 bags of basil
  • 4 sprigs of mint
  • Salt and cracked black pepper
  • Cold pressed English rapeseed oil and olive oil

 

Chives and any other soft green herbs will do and can be added, this oil is purely what you like to taste so just go with what you like and.

herb oil

Very simply put the garlic cloves seasoning, a good pinch of each salt and cracked pepper, roughly 3 fluid ounces of rapeseed oil in the blender or in the  tall plastic tub that the hand blender will have come with. Not a shallow dish or more will end up on the walls of your kitchen! 

Put half of the herbs in first and blend till smooth then add the other half of the herbs add 2 fluid ounces of olive oil and blend again.

Now pop into glass jars or plastic tubs with a lid it will keep  in the fridge for at least 10 days. 

I put it in rice, rub on chicken, fish and red meat for a flavour boost,  you can add to an omelette or a burger,  add to soups both homemade and bought . The options are as big as your imagination,  stews and casseroles and even dumplings will bennift from a herb boost.

Enjoy playing with the flavours  of the oil and what you use it with."

Real Food: any time, any place 

For more information about Real Food Catering, for deliveries and collections now and for a proposal and quotation for catering for a gathering of any kind which needs food - contact Fiona Hill on 07759 817288 or email

Find out more about Real Food Catering here!

 

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