Basil Oglio Fra Diavlo (Basil Olive Oil)
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 7:19PM
Margot in Basil Oglio Fra Diavlo, Fra Diavlo Oil, salad

My dilemma with basil stems from the fact that I can't grow anything.  Most recipes call for just a few torn leaves or a chiffonade.  So when I buy fresh basil I end up with a big bunch and a very short shelf life.  I have this dilemma with most fresh herbs, but at least I solved the basil problem.

Olio fria diavlo

1 bunch basil (about 2 cups)
2 cups extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

I've posted some of my favorite uses for this oil, but for now, just dunk some great bread in it. 

Grill the bread and rub it with garlic for a classic touch.

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