Oil Infusions and Preserves

Oregano-Garlic Green Chile Vinegar: Recipe

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Oil Infusions and Preserves

All kinds of yummy are good for bottling in oils, preserves, and vinegars.

I’m not a patient man unless it comes to barbecue. Even then, it’s an internal struggle between my personalities to keep myself from checking the smoker too often. Luckily, you don’t need patience to make good use of your chile harvest. Vinegars, oils, and extracts are all instant gratification for putting hot peppers to good use. This oregano-garlic green chile vinegar recipe is a good one, as are the others in this article.

Here’s the recipe:

Oregano-Garlic Green Chile Vinegar
Yields 1
The combination of oregano and garlic imparts an Italian flavor to this vinegar, which we keep on the mild side so that the heat doesn’t mask the flavor of the garlic. Note: This recipe requires advance preparation. Heat Scale: Mild
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup fresh oregano leaves
  2. 10 peeled garlic cloves, whole
  3. 2 fresh green chiles such as serrano or Thai, cut in half length-wise
  4. 1 quart white vinegar
Instructions
  1. Cover the oregano, garlic, and chiles with the vinegar in a large jar.
  2. Store the mixture in a cool, dark spot and leave the bottles undisturbed for three to four weeks. Strain the finished vinegar and pour into clean, sterilized jars.
Adapted from The Complete Chile Pepper Book
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