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Going back to my chili oil recipe… So I had the best chili oil in the air, while I was flying to Taiwan from SF. It was SO GOOD I had to remake it at home and I’ve been obsessed with. I can’t eat a meal without it so I had to share with you guys!!
First thing we need to do is toast Sichuan peppercorns.
Toast Sichuan peppercorns on a dry wok or pan for 45 seconds to 1 minute over medium heat. You can definitely smell the Sichuan peppercorns!
Grind with mortar and pestle or coffee/spice grinder to fine but still a little coarse powder. Set aside.
Chop shallot into small dices. Shallot is very important element of this chili oil recipe. It gives beautiful savory and natural sweet flavor. If shallot is hard to find, you can use green onions or red onion but shallot is the best option for this recipe.
Stir fry shallot with some oil. I used avocado oil, but you could use one of the oil down below.
- Vegetable oil
- Canola oil
- Peanut oil
- Grape seed oil
- Sunflower oil
No sesame oil or extra version olive oil, because all the flavor will be burnt & it will be just wasting.
Stir fry the shallot for 4 to 5 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Add remaining oil, red pepper flakes (regular red pepper flakes for mild version or Thai chili flakes for spicy version), sugar, salt, Chinese five spice, msg and Sichuan peppercorns. Msg is optional, because without it still taste AMAZING! But, it definitely makes a huge different before and after. So it’s completely up to you.
Stir and cook for additional 1 to 2 minutes.
This chili oil is great to spice up any type of soup, dressings or your main dish. I really love on my egg omelet and porridge. Also you could just toss in your favorite noodles (ex. egg noodles or spaghetti), or add in your ragu sauce for a kick. One of the traditional way in Chinese dish is toss in tofu sheet. You can find tofu sheet at the refrigerated section of Chinese market.
Keep it in a room temperature is fine and it will last 15 days. Enjoy!Print
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- 1 tbsp sichuan peppercorns, optional
- 1 cup avocado, vegetable, canola or peanut oil – divided
- 2 large shallots, chopped
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp toban djan, Chinese chili bean sauce
- 1/2 cup red pepper flakes for mild version or Thai chili flakes for spicy version
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- small pinch of Chinese five spices, optional
- 1 tsp msg, optional
- Toast sichuan pepper corn on a dry wok or pan for 45 seconds to 1 minute over medium heat. Grind with mortar and pestle or coffee/spice grinder to fine but still a little coarse powder. Set aside.
- Heat a wok over medium low to medium low heat, add 1/4 cup of oil and chopped shallot. Stir fry the shallot for 4 to 5 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Add soy sauce around edge of the wok, so it will give nice smokey flavor. Also add toban djan at this point. Stir fry the sauce and shallot mixture for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add remaining oil, red pepper flakes, sugar, salt, Chinese five spices, msg and sichuan pepper corn. Stir and cook for additional 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool then store in an air tight container. Keep it in a room temperature is fine and it will last 15 days. Enjoy!
If you want more oil, you can add additional 1/2 cup more oil to this recipe.