🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Basil oil

I have some leftover basil oil I made by simmering fresh basil in olive oil for a while. Any thoughts as to how to store it? Is it safe in the pantry or needs to be refrigerated? Thanks

asked by CanadaDan over 2 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

4 answers 999 views
23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Check with scientists or county extension or other reliable source for safe storage practice - temperature & time. There is danger of botulism in home-made infused herb oil, so the time period is limited, just not sure what the latest info is.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

OK, here's one source from the University of Maine.
http://umaine.edu/publications...

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 2 years ago

Doesn't this completely change when the oil is strained? Also, he's simmering the oil, so what pathogen could survive that? Don't get me wrong, I would still refrigerate the oil.

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.