140 grams of dried red pepper flakes
50 ml of vegetable oil
Chili oil (La You in Chinese) is a flavor bomb that lends a spicy spice to any dish.
This red chili oil, which originated in China’s Sichuan province, has been tempting taste senses for millennia. But what makes Chili Oil La You unique?
It is created by infusing high-quality oil with dried red chilies, resulting in a spicy and aromatic condiment that adds depth and fire to any meal. But did you know that in ancient China, chili oil was utilized as a medicine?
It was thought to have medicinal powers and was used to treat stomach issues and joint pain. It is now a Sichuan cuisine staple, used to accentuate the spicy, numbing characteristics of dishes like Mapo Tofu and Sichuan Hotpot.
Chili Oil is a must-have condiment in your kitchen, whether you like spicy food or just like to add a little heat to your meals. Prepare to be surprised by the flavor explosion that is Chili Oil!
This recipe is good for making 330 ml of oil
- 140 grams of dried red pepper flakes
- 500 ml high-quality vegetable oil
How to make the ultimate spicy oil
In a small bowl, combine the dried red pepper flakes.
In a wok or skillet, heat the oil over high heat until it reaches the smoking stage. The smoking point of various oils varies in temperature. When you notice a swirl of white smoke coming out of the oil, it’s ready.
Pour the oil over the red pepper flakes and mix well. To help the red pepper flakes unleash their heat, scent, and flavor, quickly stir the Chili Oil with a pair of wooden chopsticks. Allow it to cool for at least two hours to allow the flavor to emerge.
If you want a spicy oil with volcanic power, leave it as it is, without filtering it, otherwise, using a fine sieve, pour the Chili Oil into a glass jar. Remove the squeezed pepper flakes and set aside. The oil can now be used.