A tasty herb oil is a nice alternative to a heavy or complicated sauce. It's quick and easy to make, and it looks and tastes great.
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath. Add mint and parsley to boiling water; cook 30 seconds. Drain, and plunge herbs into ice-water bath immediately.
Wrap herbs in a paper towel; squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Puree herbs with oil in a blender until well blended, about 3 minutes. Stir in the salt.