I add flavor to olive oil (dried herbs, white pepper, salt, hot paprika, etc) and keep those in a convenient bottle with a spout to use for flavoring popcorn. I have to shake the bottle to redistribute everything before using the flavored oil.
I’ve been giving away the flavored oil to family and friends. They were always forget to shake the bottle.
My current solution is to heat a little bit of oil, cook the spices a bit to extract their flavor, and then dilute that with uncooked oil. It definitely makes a difference, but you can still see the spices sitting at the bottom of the bottle.
Is there a way to dissolve the spices in the oil, even if the end result is murky? I know I could use something like Xanthan Gum to create an emulsion, but I’d prefer a technique without an extra ingredient.