Friday, February 4, 2011

Spicy Olive Oil

Sometimes I list hot or spicy olive oil in my recipes.....this is what I'm talking about.  It's a quick do it yourself project.  ;) 

I like to use a small bottle of olive oil, but you can use any type of bottled oil.  Pour out a tablespoon of oil to make room and add dried spices....do not use fresh herbs or spices....only dried. 

My favorite mix is something like 10 peppercorns, 3/4 tsp of red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp of Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning, and 1/4 tsp Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning.  Experiment away with your own mix.  Give the bottle a good shake.  Let is sit for about a week before using....shake at least once a day if you feel energetic.  This isn't a big effort process.  ;)

When your bottle starts to get low start a new one.  I refill my first bottle with oil at least once or twice before chucking it out in total.  If you have two bottles going you are never without the beloved spicy oil.  ;)  If you prefer you can start a new bottle every time and not bother with refilling.

37 comments:

  1. Oh, I love spicy food and this looks so easy!

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  2. Wow great idea with ur great recipe ur recipes is always unique thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is awesome idea..love it!!

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  4. Ooo this is awesome! I want to make my own olive oils now. There are so many different kinds i'm already thinking up. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. This is amazing! I can only imagine all the tasty dressings and quick pastas you toss with this.

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  6. Love it! ya know, that might be good as a substitute in my pizza crust! Or as a great flavor booster on top of the crust before the oven! Thank you...

    www.plannerperfectmeals.com

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  7. I love spiced olive oil, thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love infusing oils...great recipe :)

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  9. I've got a sneaky little bottle of chili oil by the range for ready use. It's a great idea!

    )I also keep a little bottle of saffron oil by the ready as well - you'd be surprised how often it comes in handy!

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  10. Yummy!! Such an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. Genius! I'm totally going to do this. Remembering I want to is going to be the problem...

    -Emily

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  12. This is such a great idea. I love spicy food and this oil will go perfect with most of my dishes .. and salad .. and i am guess even with just bread .. yumm!!! bookmarked :)

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  13. This is a really great idea! I always have chili oil in the pantry, so this is a natural for me to make. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. we use olive oil (extra virgin) in our cooking all the time. i didn't know that there was a spicy olive oil. How spicy is it .. well see we add spices anyway after the oil (fry spices and onions together) so we get our mix of spices in there.

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  15. Great idea! I usually only use red pepper flakes, but your version sounds wonderful! Also, I've passed on my Stylish Blogger Award to you! See the post: http://comowater.com/2011/02/04/hummingbird-cake/. Happy Friday!

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  16. I haven't infused olive oil in years, thanks for the reminder.

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  17. Fabulous idea! Nothing quite like adding a little kick to things!!

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  18. so many ideas of what to do with this are pouring out of my mind! Thank you!!!!!

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  19. That sounds delish! My husband would love this!

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  20. Love these homemade basic ingredients recipe, in the store they charge your an arm and a leg for something so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Great idea! I don't know if I have room in my pantry for all the flavored oils I would want to make!

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  22. I love infused olive oils, and spicing it this way is a great idea. Nice addition to my flavor arsenal. Thank you!

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  23. Fantastic idea! I love these DIY food projects too. I just want to mention that these homemade oils should be refrigerated to avoid the potential of very serious poisoning from Botulism. The store-bought flavored oils can usually be left out because they're treated to prevent bacterial growth, but one needs to be more careful with homemade.

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  24. Awesome. I've used a similar spicy oil to marinate olives. They make a nice spicy app. I'm going to have to try your combo. Looks yummy!

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  25. such a great idea. i'm going to try it out, already thinking of some flavors.
    thanks for sharing, have a wonderful Sunday

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  26. I love flavored oils. This sounds fantastic!

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  27. I love flavored olive oils and never really thought about it being that easy....thanks for the inspiration!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  28. I'm embarrassed to admit...I've never thought of that! What a great idea - my mind is spinning. Thanks for sharing this great tidbit. ;)

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  29. I love flavored olive oils! yum!

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  30. I should really try it, I use only olive oil and I believe it's always best to improve things at home than buy things stuffed with some unnecessary unhealthy ingredients and preservatives

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  31. Great idea! I am going to give it a try.

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  32. I figured it would involve simmering or something a little time consuming. It's so easy how could I NOT make this?? Thank you for sharing this.

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  33. It seems that I read that these need to be stored in the refrigerator. do you know?

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  34. You can store it in the refrigerator. I've always kept mine in the cabinet without a problem.

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