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Chili Garlic Infused Olive Oil

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Luci Lock shows you how to avoid the heavy price tag and unhealthy processing of commercial flavored olive oils with this simple and delicious recipe for garlic chilli olive oil.
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1 In a heavy bottomed pan, add the olive oil.
2 Add in the garlic cloves along with the chilies.
3 Let simmer gently for about 7 to 8 minutes.
4 Place a muslin cloth over a glass jar and strain the oil into it as shown in the video.

5 Place in the refrigerator and use as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Vegan, Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Many gourmet Italian cookbooks call for garlic and chili infused olive oil. Watch this video to learn how to avoid the heavy price tagged and unhealthy processed commercial flavored olive oils and make this simple and delicious garlic chili olive oil at home. It also makes for a wonderful fragrant and flavorful salad dressing.

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BOTULISM WARNING - garlic in olive oil is a perfect bredding ground for botulism and even refrigerated should be used quickly and is NOT safe for several weeks! Make it and use it within a few days to be safe and keep in cold refrigerator, or make and use at once. BOTULISM WARNING Regardless of its flavor potency, garlic is a low-acid vegetable. The pH of a clove of garlic typically ranges from 5.3 to 6.3. As with all low-acid vegetables, garlic will support the growth and subsequent toxin production of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum when given the right conditions. These conditions include improper home canning and improper preparation and storage of fresh herb and garlic-in-oil mixtures. Moisture, room temperature, lack of oxygen, and low-acid conditions all favor the growth of Clostridium botulinum. When growing, this bacterium produces an extremely potent toxin that causes the illness botulism. If untreated, death can result within a few days of consuming the toxic food. Commercially produced garlic has been prepared using strict guidelines and must contain citric or phosphoric acid to increase the acidity. Can you do this at home? Dr. George York, from the University of California at Davis says...Cover peeled garlic cloves with vinegar and soak the cloves for 12 to 24 hours. Drain off the vinegar. It can be reused as garlic-flavored vinegar. Cover the garlic cloves with oil. Refrigerate the jar of garlic and oil, and use it within 3 months. (University of California, Davis site) Shanti/Mary-Anne
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Good to know about this wonderful Garlic Chilli Olive Oil Recipe .It is not only delicious but also nutritious because olive oil is known for its nutritional characteristics. It would be a good choice for health conseous people. Thanks Dr. Mercola for sharing this healthy Garlic Chilli Olive Oil Recipe Video .
Chili Garlic Infused Olive Oil Recipe Video