If you are fed up wasting fresh herbs, here is a very simple and easy way of putting them to good use! Fresh herbs can make all the difference to many recipes, although they can be expensive and quite often you will have some left over. Today we made this very refreshing and flavour intensive BASIL OIL. It certainly put a smile on our mozzarella salad.
We made the oil by blanching the basil leaves in boiling water, then dropping into cold water. Dry the leaves with kitchen paper and add to the blender with oil. We used approximately 50ml of olive oil to a bunch of ready cut supermarket basil. Once blended, pour contents through a sieve. Keep the oil in the fridge.
We can't wait to use it on poached eggs with fresh asparagus next time.