Friday, February 4, 2011
Spicy Olive Oil
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.