Thursday, January 6, 2011

Turmeric Fused Olive Oil

The oil drizzle on the plate is a combination of paprika and turmeric infused olive oil
You can use this method to make flavoured olive oil from just about any spices such as paprika, curry powder, even chilli pepper. Then, use it to season food into that flavour.  For example, you can make turmeric flavoured roasted potato.  If you had added turmeric powder directly to the potato, the spicy can be grainy, smoky, and burnt.  With turmeric infused into the olive oil, the spice is incorporated into the food.
Here is a few ideas for applications:
- curry infused oil with pasta or rice
- salty chilli oil on steam chicken
- red paprika drizzle on cream soup.

1. In a small pan or pot, place 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and 2 cups of olive oil
2. On the lowest heat seating, warm the olive oil for 20 minutes.
3. Place 2-3 coffee filter inside a strainer, and place it over a bowl (large enough to support the strainer).
4. Pour the oil into the coffee filter.
5.  The left over grinds can be recycled back into cooking as regular spices.

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