Chili, garlic and herb oil (video of the perfect gift)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

People love food and people love gifts, but people struggle with original gifts, so why not make this as a thoughtful, home made gift. I think it's perfect if you dress it up in a pretty bottle. The thing about this is that you can make 10 bottles at a time, literally store them forever and use as you need. What about arriving over for a dinner party with your own home made oil instead of the traditinal bottle of wine! Or even put little labels on the the bottles and sell your own brand! The options are limitless and change flavours as much as you want, instead of chili and garlic what about lemon and lime or pine nut and sundried tomato, the choices are endless. The one thing that i will say is a bottle of this on the table always goes down well!!



5/6 bottle of oil
3 sprigs thyme
3 sprigs rosemary
20 cloves garlic
1/3 cup red chili flakes


Xiaoshka said...

Sounds really good:)I will try it out.

James said...

I do it a bit differently, dont heat the oil, just put the ingredients straight in the bottle... takes longer I guess.

Does the heating process really add to the flavour?

Another favourite is basil oil.. with fresh basil leaves mmmm!

Great blog by the way

Private Chef said...

I think heating adds quite a lot to the flavour, especially the garlic, it gives it a more mellow and slightly confit flavour. Glad you're enjoying the site!

Give me a Sizzler on