garlic and rosemary infused olive oil


This morning I made a very simple garlic and rosemary infused olive oil for slathering on the crust of a very special pizza that I’ll be making tonight for dinner. It’s a pizza with roasted peppers, italian sausage and fresh mozzarella topped with an arugula salad drizzled with red wine vinegar, a little more of the flavorful olive oil and some shaved pecorino cheese. The pizza is a creation that Greg dreamed up for me to make, based on another dish that we enjoy. I can’t imagine that it won’t be absolutely delicious. Check back later in the week for details.  For now, here’s a recipe for punching up the flavor of olive oil.

Garlic & Rosemary Infused Olive Oil

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves peeled and smashed fresh garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

Heat the olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  Add the garlic and rosemary. Simmer for 3 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic. Turn off heat, remove the garlic and rosemary, strain olive oil into a glass jar.



3 Comments Add yours

  1. thickethouse says:

    Sounds delicious…..Do you have a favorite pizza dough recipe?

    1. michael says:

      You know what, I’ve never been patient enough to make my own dough. All that rising time, etc. I’ve found that most grocery stores now sell fresh dough. You can sometimes even pick up a ball of dough from your favorite pizza parlor.

  2. We like the Great Harvest 100% whole wheat pizza dough. We made chive flower vinegar last week. I’m using it to pickle some radishes as we speak.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s