I made this infused oil out of the same spices I use for my Italian Sausages. The paprika gave it a nice red hue. It turned out great for a dipping oil and made the most awesome marinara sauce.
It wasn't so good on popcorn, though. You just don't associate popcorn with sausage, I guess.
Italian Infused Oil
I also made an oil infused with curry spices
that was very, very good. For the third, I used a mix of garden herbs, but it didn't turn out very flavorful, so I'll be playing with that some more.
Thanks for the input guys. Michael, your advice was spot on.