How To Make Chilli Oil At Home

Serving: 10

Preparation time: 10 minute

Execution time: 10 minute

Whether you prefer smoky chillies or spicy Thai, Mexican, Vietnamese or Indian styled chilli oils, you can make a kicky finishing oil for dumplings, Asian stir fried noodles, Italian risottos, pastas and Mediterranean seafood. This is great recipe for you to make from the chilli you may get from your garden.

 

WHAT IS CHILLI OIL

Chilli oil is made from dried chilies in oil. It adds a delightful kick to whatever dish you’re using it in. Commonly used in Chinese dumplings, Southern China dishes, Vietnamese soups, Thai stir fry or finishing oil for risottos, pastas and seafood, it’s also a great oil for any stir fry or sauté.

HOW TO MAKE CHILLI OIL

Chilli oils can be made from fresh chillies, however this will be relatively mild at first. Make sure you cover the oil in chilli as they may form moulds. Once the oil is stored, the chilies will continue to release heat. Taste chilli oil before using and you might find a little goes a long way.

Chilli oils can be made from mixture of dried chillies as the key to making chilli oil is to expose the chilies to enough heat that they begin to release their flavour. We would toast the chillies. Choose your chilli wisely as they will give a smoky Ancho or spicy Thai bird eyes.

The oil you use to make chilli oil will get the taste too. Neutral oils are recommended so you can have more use of them later on. However, if you think you’ll be using it more as a finishing oil or garnish, you may want to look a good quality olive oil. 

See the recipe below 

How To Make Chilli Oil At Home

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