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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Sauces)

Infused Oil Recipe

Many classic Vietnamese dishes call for a flavored oil to be brushed over noodles, grilled meat or steamed pates, or to be drizzled over a dish such as soup before serving. Generally, this oil is infused with spring onions (scallions) or garlic. The garlic oil in particular has quite an intense flavor and aroma, so use it sparingly to taste. It is worth making up a batch of spring onion or garlic infused oil to have handy. It can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

Ingredients : Makes 250ml/8fl/1 cup

250 ml

8

Vegetable or groundnut (peanut) oil

Finely sliced spring onions (scallions) or 5 garlic cloves, crushed

Method :
  • Pour the oil into a pan and heat over a medium heat.

  • Stir in the spring onions or garlic and remove the pan form the heat.

  • Leave the infuse until cool.

  • Carefully pour the oil into a clean jar or bottle and seal tightly.

  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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