Olive Oil Infused with Sage and Tarragon
Created by Michel Nischan
Servings: Makes 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 long sticks cinnamon
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 4 strips orange peel
  • 1 bunch sage
  • 1 bunch tarragon
Directions
In a medium saucepot over low flame, heat oil, cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel, and half of each herb. Using an instant thermometer, maintain temperature at 100°F for 1 hour.

Strain oil and reserve cinnamon, cardamom, and orange peel; discard cooked sage and tarragon. Allow the oil to cool to room temperature.

Place cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel, and reserved sage and tarragon in a decorative 1-quart bottle with a cork or tight-fitting lid. Funnel oil into the bottle with herbs; seal tightly.

Use infusion as a marinade, in salad dressings, in pasta, or over sautéed fish or chicken. It's also perfect for dipping with fresh bread. Store refrigerated up to 1 month or at room temperature for 1 week.