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Old 08-11-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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Basting oil

My sister gave me a bottle of basting oil. It's grapeseed oil, canola oil, various herbs and garlic flavor. The problem is, I really don't baste anything. It says to refrigerate after opening, so there is an apparent shelf life. Can this be cooked with? I'm thinking the herbs would burn if say I used it to sauté some veggies. Maybe it's only good for a slight drizzle at the end.
Any suggestions or insight on this stuff? I never heard of a dedicated basting oil.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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I assume you could cook with it if you leave out the solids.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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Infusing oil with flavor is actually pretty popular Jenny. I'm sure Wegman's took this into account when they put their name on it. Although I would rather it was flavor infused vodka...

I suppose I could strain it Andy, good call.
Or I could add lemon juice to it and use it for grilled veggies.

My guess is my sister couldn't find a use for it either, lol.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:38 AM   #5
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You could use it to dress a salad or roasted veggies. You could use it in a marinade.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:17 AM   #6
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I was thinking as a vinegar and oil salad dressing, too. Good suggestion again. I'm just not that familiar with grapeseed oil, other than MsMoffet uses it in her oil mixtures that she cooks with. I have no idea what grapeseed oil tastes like.
Maybe I'll go pick up some romaine to grill today and use it on that. I suppose if I gave it a taste test I would have a better idea what I might want to do with it, lol.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:53 AM   #7
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Basting oil is pretty much used for roasting . I wouldn't use it for sauteing may be too oily
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:12 PM   #8
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Thanks for your input, binny!
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #9
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You can cook with it. basting oil is good for pan frying fish, meat and veg.
It's got a higher smoking point and it will be fine. The one you have sounds like it would be good for sauteing greens like baby spinach, asparagus tips, cabbage etc.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:39 PM   #10
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Hah! Look what a Google search turned up, lol.
Basting oil vrs Olive oil. What are the differences?????
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