Get creative with this delicious scallion oil recipe and give all your savoury dishes a professional touch.
Presentation is an important part of any dish. It enhances the meal experience and lets those you're cooking for know that you care enough to go that extra step.
Scallions produce a lovely green-coloured oil that looks striking on a white plate when swirled or dripped around the dish. It also enhances the flavour of foods with its subtle scallion essence. You only need a little touch of it to make a delightful impact.
Scallion oil can be used with most savoury dishes. Anything from pasta to meets and fish. Swirl it around a salad or appetizer to impress your guests and wow your family.
TIP: If your blender is sufficiently powerful enough, you will not need to strain the oil; however, if you find there are large fibres floating in the oil, pass it though a fine mesh sieve.
(Makes ~48 servings | Serving size = ~1/4 teaspoon)
1 large bunch (~70g) scallions, green stalks only
1 cup (250ml) avocado oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for boiling
Fill a medium mixing bowl with ice water and set aside. On a platter, arrange several layers of paper towel and set aside. Fill a medium saucepan 2/3 with well salted water and place over high heat.
While you wait for the salt water to come to a boil, prepare a bunch of clean scallions by trimming off the dry tips, an cutting off the white portion. The only parts needed for this oil are the green stalks. Discard the dry tips and save the white portion for a future recipe.
Once the water comes to a boil, submerge the scallion stalks and let boil for about 30 seconds. Next, carefully transfer the softened stalks into the ice bath to halt the cooking process.
Squeeze out excess water then spread the scallions out onto the paper towel-lined platter. Pat to dry with additional paper towel. Allow the paper to soak up as much water as possible.
In a highspeed blender, add the oil, then add the dried scallions. Blend beginning on low and slowly moving to high until the scallions are thoroughly blended into the oil and the colour is a vivid green. Add the salt and give the oil a few more quick pulses to mix.
Transfer the oil into an airtight bottle or container and store in the refrigerator. Shake before each use. This oil can also be frozen in smaller portions to increase longevity and to reserve for future use.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 44 | total fat = 4.67g | saturated fat = 0.67g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 25mg | net carbohydrates = 0.15g | dietary fibre = 0.08g | sugars = 0.07g | protein = 0.06g