Recipe courtesy of Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar
Show: Extra Virgin
Episode: Biker Bash
Basil Oil
Total:
6 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
About 1 cup
Level:
Easy
Total:
6 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
About 1 cup
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches fresh basil, stems removed
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

Add the basil to boiling water for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove to a bowl of ice water to stop it from further cooking. Dry and add to a blender. Add the olive oil and blend until smooth. Strain through cheesecloth into a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the lemon juice right before serving.

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