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    Tahitian Vanilla Oil

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    7 mins

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    Annacia's Note:

    This is posted for ZWT7. Sounds fabulous! Use in cooking, baking. Think of the marvelous salad dressing it will make. The cook time is heating time and it's a total guess. There is also 8 hrs of refrigeration.

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    • 3 whole tahitian vanilla beans (or more for a stronger taste)
    • 1 cup grapeseed oil, unflavored


    1. 1
      With the tip of a sharp knife, make a slit down the length of each vanilla bean.
    2. 2
      Spread them open and use the knife to scrape the moist seeds into a small bowl, reserve the pods.
    3. 3
      Pour the oil into a small saucepan and warm it gently over low heat for a few minutes, do not let the oil get too hot-it should be quite warm, but not so hot that you can't dip your finger into the pot.
    4. 4
      Add the vanilla seeds and reserved pods, remove from the heat, and allow it to cool to room temperature.
    5. 5
      Loosely cover the pot with aluminum foil-do not seal tightly-and let the oil steep for about 8 hours, until it is lightly infused with the flavor of vanilla.
    6. 6
      Remove the pods and discard.
    7. 7
      Briskly whisk the oil and seeds together to emulsify and break up any clumps of seeds.
    8. 8
      Decant into a jar, seal and refrigerate until needed.
    9. 9
      To use the vanilla oil, first shake the jar vigorously to distribute the seeds. Then measure the amount you need.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 30, 2011


      Can't say anything that hasn't already been said! This is wonderful, just plain wonderful. I tried it on fish today and loved it. So many ways, like Kato said - I'll even try it in pancakes! Thanks for posting, Annacia!
      Made for ZWT 7 for Count Dracula And His Hot Bites.

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    • on June 24, 2011


      What an awesome idea. Vanilla flavored oil. I loved it. Quick and really easy to make. It gives a nice subtle flavor. I used this to fry the shrimp for your Tahitian Vanilla Coconut Shrimp. It was excellent. I also used it to fry the chicken the following night, again a lovely addition to that dish. I can see lots of uses for this oil, for stirfrys with chicken, shrimp, beef and vegetables, for frying fritters, plaintains and donuts. I have already made another batch. I will be using it to coat the bbq for our Kona steaks tonight. Kudos an a great recipe Annacia. Made for ZWT7 for the Witchin Kitchen.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tahitian Vanilla Oil

    Serving Size: 1 (218 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1927.1
    Calories from Fat 1962
    Total Fat 218.0 g
    Saturated Fat 20.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 0.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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    vanilla beans

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