Infused oil is a supersimple way to add new dimensions of flavor to your food. You can incorporate it into oil-based sauces and dressings, or just drizzle onto a dish to finish it. Their only downside: cost. Thankfully, you don't have to shell out a month's rent to stock your fill your cabinet with artisan-made bottles. It's easy, rewarding and cheap to make your own flavor-packed infused oils. Here's how. (P.S. They make amazing gifts.)
1. Chive Oil
This quick, zesty oil is a great way to finish a creamy spring soup like vichyssoise.
2. Herb-Infused Olive Oil
No herb is forgotten in this oil. It gets its vibrant flavor from a mix of chives, parsley, basil, rosemary and thyme.