PCC Basil Oil
Yield: Makes 1 cup
Puree basil in a food processer until smooth.
Combine basil and oil in a small saucepot over medium heat. Using a thermometer, heat oil mixture to 180° F. Remove from heat immediately.
Strain the oil mixture through a mesh strainer, then again through a mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth. Let the basil sit for 1 hour — a layer of water (from the basil) will sink to the bottom. Carefully ladle off the oil from the top, making sure to avoid the water. Transfer oil to a clean container. Refrigerate the Basil Oil up to 1 week.
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