Asked by: Jianwen Limpacherasked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020
What is infused olive oil used for?
Also to know is, what can you do with infused olive oil?
Garlic Infused Olive Oil has so many uses beyond marinades and vinaigrettes, too! We use it to add flavor to pasta dishes, mashed potatoes, roasted meats, and soups. It's delicious to dip crusty bread in as an easy appetizer (see our Garlicky Dipping Oil recipe above).
Likewise, what do you use infused oils for? Making infused oils is a process of transferring flavour and scent into a carrier oil. It can be used to add flavour to cooking oils. As well as making scent oils for use in aromatherapy, massage oils and making beauty products like soaps and lotions.
One may also ask, how long do infused olive oils last?
Olive oil makes a good infusion base for some herbs, but tends to go rancid more quickly than other oils. Keep your infused oils refrigerated. Olive oil will last about a month; other oils will stay fresh for about two months.
How do you infuse olive oil?
- Combine chilis and olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat.
- Let oil and herbs simmer over low heat for approximately 20 minutes. You just want the oil to warm, not cook or spatter.
- Strain out chilis, and pour into a clean, dry glass container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.