Sous Vide Citrus Infused Oil Recipe
Capturing the nuanced flavors of citrus zest in oil is an excellent way to quickly add it to various dishes. Using sous vide to infuse the oil is a great way to accomplish this. You can use any combination of citrus, depending on what is in season in your area. I normally choose a blend of the neutral tasting grapeseed oil with some olive oil to round out the flavors, but whatever oil you have on hand will work great.
Ingredients for Sous Vide Citrus Infused Oil
- 1 lime
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 grapefruit
- 1 cup grapeseed oil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
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Cooking Instructions for Sous Vide Citrus Infused Oil
Preheat a water bath to 150°F (65.5°C).
Lightly scrub the outside of the citrus then remove the zest with a vegetable peeler or zester. Make sure little to no pith came off as well, using a paring knife to remove any.
Combine all of the ingredients in a sous vide bag or Mason jar then seal. Infuse in the water bath for 1 to 2 hours.
For more information on the cooking times you can read my detailed article which addresses why is there a range in sous vide cooking times.
Prepare an ice bath with 1/2 ice and 1/2 water. Remove the bag or Mason jar from the water bath and place in the ice bath for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the oil and store in a sealed container. It will last for a week or two in the refrigerator.
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