Fennel Infused Olive Oil

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Fennel Infused Olive Oil
Oil infused with sweet fennel flavors highlighted with notes of citrus and spiciness.
Course Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Course Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and press as much of the fennel below the oil as possible (the oil will barely cover everything at first but it will cook down later). Bring to a simmer over medium heat, cover, and reduce to low to maintain a very low simmer. Cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or until the flavor the oil has reached your liking. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer set over a medium mixing bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature, transfer to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes
  1. I tried a batch using only a few orange zest strips and didn't get a lot of orange flavor. The next batch I increased it to 6 strips and the orange flavor was pronounced. Hopefully that helps you decide how many to use.
  2. I tried a batch using 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and didn't get much of any heat. The next batch I increased it to 1 teaspoon and while not spicy, there is a little kick on the finish.
  3. I haven't tried cooking the oil any longer than 1 hour as I assumed all of the fennel flavor has been extracted at that point. But I would love to know the results if you cook it longer!

Onion Turmeric Jam

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Onion Turmeric Jam
Flavorful, savory jam
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a 12" non-stick skillet until shimmering. Add the onions, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent and just starting to brown, about 5-7 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until almost all of the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is jammy, about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Transfer to an air-tight container and cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe Notes

Makes about 1-1/2 cups