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peperocini olive oil

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jaxpdx Mar 13, 2011 08:32 AM

We just returned from several months in Geneva. Every time we had pizza at a restaurant they served a bottle or jar of hot peperocini mixed with olive oil. I looked at several gourmet store to buy some, but didn't find it. Does anyone know the recipe to make this condiment?

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  1. chefathome RE: jaxpdx Mar 13, 2011 10:24 AM

    All you need to do is place some peperocini in a pot, add olive oil and bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat and cool to room temperature to infuse the flavours. Then you strain, pour into a jar in which you've placed a few additional peperocini (mostly for esthetics). Keep in a cool dark place. I make this in small batches (i.e. 125 ml at a time) to prevent from going rancid. I infuse lots of different interesting oils this way, such as annatto, chipotle and roasted garlic.

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      jaxpdx RE: chefathome Mar 13, 2011 10:27 AM

      Thank you so much!

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        chefathome RE: jaxpdx Mar 13, 2011 10:32 AM

        You are welcome. It's one of those things that is simple to do but adds SO much flavour! You've inspired me to make another infused oil today - not sure what yet but will go through my hoard of dried peppers and whole spices...

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