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11 INGREDIENTS7 STEPS10MIN

Chinese Chili Oil

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A perfect Chinese chili oil combines strong aroma and bright red color.

10MIN

Total Cooking Time

11

Ingredients
China Sichuan Food
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Ingredients
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Servings:
6
Serves 6
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1/2 cup
Red Chili Powder
1 Tbsp
Toasted White Sesame Seeds
1/2 tsp
Sichuan Peppercorns
1 cup
Vegetable Oil
1
Chinese Cinnamon Bark
3
Scallions
4 cloves
1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds
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Step 1
Heat Fresh Ginger (1 piece) , Bay Leaves (2) , Star Anise (3) , Chinese Cinnamon Bark (1) , white part of Scallions (3) , Sichuan Peppercorns (1/4 tsp) , Garlic (4 cloves) , Cumin Seeds (1/4 tsp) in Vegetable Oil (1 cup) over the slowest fire for around 5 minutes.
Step 2
Cook until the scallion white becomes slightly brown and you can smell the strong aroma. Filter all the spices out and leave the oil in the pot.
Step 3
Place around 5 tablespoons of Red Chili Powder (1/3 cup) in a bowl.
Step 4
Re-heat the oil in the pot until slightly smoky and then pour half of the hot oil over the red pepper powder. Rest the left oil for 5 minutes.
Step 5
Add another 2 tablespoons of Red Chili Powder (2 Tbsp) , Toasted White Sesame Seeds (1 Tbsp) , and Sichuan Peppercorns (1/4 tsp) in the bowl.
Step 6
Pour in the remaining half of the oil again.
Step 7
The red oil will turn bright red after 24 hours. Keep the chili oil in air-tight container and this can be kept up to one month in room temperature. Enjoy!

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