Lemon spice oil

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 teaspoon Freshly grated lemon zest
10 \N Whole cloves
1 \N Bay leaf
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Whole allspice
½ teaspoon Whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
½ cup Peanut or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 300F.

With a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder grind coarse zest, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, allspice, and peppercorns with lemon juice to form a paste.

In a 1-cup measure or very small metal bowl stir together paste and oil.

Set measuring cup or bowl on a baking sheet and cook in lower third of oven 1 hour. Cool on a rack 30 minutes.

Line a small strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and strain oil into a glass jar.

Gourmet September 1994

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