Olive Oil Gifts and Recipes: Flavored Olive Oils and Dressings
Dried wild or domestic herbs can make a perfect infused olive oil with intense flavor that varies with different seasons of the year. You may experience trial and error because it is like a science and art similar to other food technology. It is a good thing that some people are willing to share their trade secrets in achieving a perfect infused olive oil ideal for gifts. Flavored olive oils and dressings that are prepared with garlic, fresh peppers, lemon peel, fresh spices and herbs, and no trace of moisture or water to prevent growth of bacteria can be used as wedding gifts for bridal party. Don't worry there are helpful ways to prevent bacterial growth to prevent botulism in your homemade olive oil infusions.
The best way to prevent bacteria build up is by gathering all ingredients of gluten free lunch recipes, put them in the refrigerator and use within a week, such as fresh rosemary, garlic or basil. Aside from grated dry cheese, you can add garlic infused olive oil in your favorite pasta dish.
You can do this by putting whole garlic or garlic heads in a one liter extra virgin olive oil for few days in order to infuse garlic with olive oil. You may also create your own infusion mixtures with ginger, dried or fresh peppers, rosemary sprigs, lemon peel and any spices and herbs. Italian salad dressing will be perfect, just do not put too much lemon juice or vinegar.
For commercial olive oil infusions, they usually soak spices and herbs in a strong vinegar or brine solution, and then put them in the oil, thus making sure that no trace of water will be put in the olive oil. You can buy strong vinegar solutions in commercial food supply stores, which are four times stronger than table vinegar. Salt and vinegar help prevent growth of bacteria from herb mixes. Commercial sauces and oil infusions have chemical preservatives that are not usually available in our home kitchen.
Remove all water traces by drying the herbs but leaving the most essential oils. This can be done by leaving them under the sun or using a food dehydrator, and once they are dried, you can add these spices and herbs to a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.
Whole sprigs of rosemary, dried peppers, thyme and others can be treated this way. The safest method to flavor the olive oil is by putting spices and herbs in an olive press, so the watery part is removed, as well as olive water. It is better to start one herb at a time like what commercial sellers do, and then add more spices and herbs once you are able to grasp the process and has been successful on the basic olive oil infusion recipes. For commercial olive oil infusion and vinegar gift sets, feel free to visit our website or contact us directly.
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