Terry pogue 2007-08-12 04:48:16
I love the look of the basil oil in this recipe.
Roasted Red Peppers With Basil Oil
Recipe By: Ina Garten
Published in: Barefoot Contessa
4 largered bell peppers — seeded and cut in 1/2 lengthwise
2 tablespoons olive oil — plus 1 1/2 cup s
Freshly ground black pepper
3 cup basil leaves — plus 8 basil leaves for garnish
1 clovegarlic — chopped
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil on a
baking sheet and place the peppers, cut side up on the oil. Turn the
peppers over, season them with salt and pepper, and roast in the oven for
20 minutes. Place the warm peppers in a bowl, and cover with plastic
wrap. Set aside to cool for at least 30 minutes. For the basil oil, put
the basil, 1 1/2 cups olive oil, and the garlic in the bowl of a food
processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse 6 to 8 times until the basil
is finely chopped. When the peppers are cool, remove and discard the
skins. Slice the peppers and arrange them on a plate. Pour the basil oil
over the peppers, and garnish with the basil leaves
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