Makesabout 6 tablespoons
- Active Time:5 min
- Start to Finish:15 min
ADAPTED FROM HAPPY IN THE KITCHEN BY MICHEL RICHARD
firmly packed basil leaves
Cook oil and basil in a small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until oil begins to bubble. Reduce heat to medium and cook until leaves are crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender and blend until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids). Strain through a fine-mesh sieve lined with a double layer of rinsed and squeezed cheesecloth.
Cooks’ note: Oil keeps, covered and chilled, 1 week.