RE: Restaurant of the Day
I have been making hot oil since the beginning of time. I go to the local Chinese market and buy dried red hot peppers for about 59 cents. Then you need to polish off a bottle of wine that comes in a clear (not green) bottle. Easy enough. Get a pino grigio, Santa Margharita is preferred. Buy some good EVOO, a cork stopper/pourer, have some dried herbs(thyme, rosemary and bay leaf) on hand. After you have drunk the wine, put the peppers in the bottle, one by one, occasionally putting in some of your dried herbs. Fill the jar to max with peppers and herbs. Now pour the oil in, put the stopper on and let sit on the counter for at least a week. Pour this tasty oil on pizza, pasta, prosciutto sandwiches or just focaccia. Also makes a great gift along with a Mason quart jar of your homemade canned tomatoes!