Basil Olive Oil

Title: Basil Olive Oil
Categories: Misc
Yield: 1 Servings

Enough fresh green basil
-sprigs, including blossoms
-but no woody stems, to fill
-1-qt jar 2/3 full loosely
4 c Olive oil

Rinse the basil, shake off any excess water, and pat the basil dry. Bruise
the basil lightly with a wooden spoon and pack it loosely into a 1-quart
glass jar with a non-metallic lid. Add the oil and let the mixture stand,
covered, in a cool dark place for 1 month. Strain the oil into a glass
pitcher, pour it into glass jars, and seal the jars with their lids. The
oil keeps in a cool dark place for about 6 months. Makes about 4 cups.

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