Bright flavor, gorgeous color, endless possibilities!
This condiment can brighten any dish or upgrade any flavor profile. Double or triple the quantities easily.
Equipment: dry and wet measuring cups; blender
Ingredients: 2 cups packed basil leaves
½ cup olive oil 1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the basil leaves, and cook submerged in the water for 10 seconds.
2. Strain the basil leaves in a colander and rinse under cold running water.
3. Squeeze the water from the basil leaves and add the basil to a blender.
4. Add ¼ cup olive oil to the blender. With the motor running, slowly add the remaining ¼ cup olive oil until the basil is thoroughly blended, about 1 minute.
5. Store refrigerated in a glass jar.
Makes approximately ¾ cups.