Ever order anything from a Sichuan Restaurant? Chance’s are this oil was used in it. Let’s make it.

#ProTip
Be careful when straining the oil, it's super hot!

Episode

Ingredients

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Ingredient
Amount
Vegetable Oil
1 Cup
Red Pepper Flakes
7 Tablespoons
Sichuan Peppercorns
1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger
2 inch slice
Green Onions(White parts)
3
Cinnamon Stick
1
Bay Leaves
2
Star Anise
3
Cloves
4
Fennel Seeds
1/8 Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds
1/4 Teaspoon
Sesame Seeds (Toasted Preferably)
1 Tablespoon
Total
12

Steps

  1. Prep
    1. Pour oil into a small sauce pot and add the ginger, green onions, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, star anise, cloves, fennel seeds, and cumin seeds. A pot of simmering oil with spices and aromatics
    2. While the oil is simmering, add the red pepper flakes, the Sichuan peppercorns and the sesame seeds to a medium sized bowl.
    3. Once the spices are slightly browned along with the green onions, take the oil off the heat and pour it through a strainer into the bowl of chili flakes, peppercorns, and sesame seeds. Be careful! Straining oil Pouring hot oil over chili flakes
    4. Enjoy! A bowl of Chinese Chili Oil 辣油