Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Basil Oil

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 1 min
  • Yield: About 1 cup
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2 bunches fresh basil, stems removed

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Add the basil to boiling water for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove to a bowl of ice water to stop it from further cooking. Dry and add to a blender. Add the olive oil and blend until smooth. Strain through cheesecloth into a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the lemon juice right before serving.