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Immersion blender with food processor type add on - slowly adding oil issue

I only have an immersion blender with a food processor type add on - is there any way to get around the slowly adding oil issue for things like pesto?

asked by Jaime Stock about 2 years ago

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Susan W
Susan W

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added about 2 years ago

I Definitely make it with your immersion blender. Adding oil in a stream can over process it and cause it to have a bitter taste. Here's the method I follow. It really is perfect imo.
http://www.seriouseats...

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Your Guardian Chef
added about 2 years ago

You are right Susan, also in this recipe the oil is added slowly stirring it with a wooden spoon, not blending it in the food processor.

Your Guardian Chef
added about 2 years ago

Slowly adding oil is more for mayonnaise, not for pesto. Pesto needs on and off blend so that the basil (or any other herb) does not warm up. I always make it with an immersion blender.

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