Fresh Chive Oil

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Fresh Chive Oil

This easy, beautiful and flavorful herb oil brings as much color to dishes as it does flavor. Use it to brighten the appearance and flavor profile of any chive-friendly dish (especially seafood).

1/2 bunch Fresh Chives
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt to taste

1. Rinse the chives briefly under very hot running water to blanch them.

2. Put them in a blender and blend, drizzling in the olive oil, until a smooth oil forms. Blend in the salt.

Note: While blending, make sure the mixture doesn’t get hot from the blender engine (if it starts to warm up, stop the blender briefly to let it cool) as too much heat can discolor the chives.

3a. For Rustic Chive Oil – Strain the oil through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl over ice.

3b. For “Clarified” Chive Oil – Line a fine mesh strainer with several layers of cheese cloth. Put the strainer over a bowl and pour in the chive oil. Move the bowl & strainer to your fridge & let strain overnight for perfectly clear light-green oil.

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