Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

Cooking time includes cooling time.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. With a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder, coarsely grind the lemon zest, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, allspice and peppercorns with the lemon juice to form a paste.
  3. In a 1-cup metal measure or very small metal bowl, stir together paste and oil. Set the measuring cup or bowl on a baking sheet and cook in lower third of oven for one hour.
  4. Cool on a rack for 30 minutes.
  5. Line a small strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and strain oil into a glass jar.
  6. Covered loosely and refrigerated at all times, flavored oil keeps for one month.
Most Helpful

This is very subtle. I might add more lemon zest next time. This will be good for sauteing vegies, or for roasting asparagus.

Outta Here September 30, 2007