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Author Notes: The Infused Olive Oil Project is all about delicately flavored Olive Oils. A must have ingredient for Summer raw “cooking”, gourmet salads, bbq nights and jaw-dropping dinners with friends.
This is the first Infused Olive Oil of the project: Apple & Sage.
There’s only one thing as aromatic as fresh herbs: fruit (not all but most of them) peels!
So imagine bringing them together in one Infused Olive Oil…
As soon as you open the bottle, you feel the intense sage aroma. Then, when you get a second smell, you feel the fresh apple scent. Same thing when you taste it. MMMHHHH, delicious.
You can use this infused olive oil to flavor meats, legumes, pasta dishes and cheesy crostini!
More to come on the blog! —Claudia | Gourmet Project
Makes 1 small bottle
- 1 handful sage leaves
- 1/2 apple
- 200 milliliters extra-virgin olive oil
- How to: IMPORTANT: always use very well sterilized glass bottles. I used a handful of salvia leaves and ½ apple peel for a small, 200 ml olive oil bottle (very good quality extra-virgin olive oil). Heat the olive oil for less than a minute; you want it hot, absolutely not boiling. Wash the sage leaves (dry them very well) and peel the apple. Place both into the bottle. Fill the bottle with the olive oil. Store in a dark place for at least 2 weeks. From then on, the flavor will get better and better!