Hot Chili Oil – 辣椒油

Hot Chili Oil is a must for me. I use that sh*t on everything. I don’t always make my own, but lately I’ve been making it for my Northern China-style foods. The difference is the ingredients, such as the sichuan peppercorns, star anise, and cinnamon.

Normally, I source Chili Oil from local vendors in Vancouver BC. Some local sauce makers I would suggest are Annie from Haute Chilli Oil or Betty from Betty’s King Sauce. Both sauces are divine. Depending on what you are using it for. These are my personal opinions, I’m not associated and this is not a sponsored post.

Haute Chilli Oil

A modern hot label

A modern hot label

I like Annie’s sauce for the extra kick of spice. I absolutely love the garlic bits. On top of that, the sauce contains no salt, no sugar, and no m.s.g. This is a great addition to many different dishes as it would not change your flavour profile. It’s great for vegans, as there are no animal products whatsoever, it is a entirely plant-based.

Betty’s King Sauce

Classic Gold Dragon Label

Classic Gold Dragon Label

On the other hand, Betty’s sauce is just as good. It has a savoury and spicy flavour. It’s reminds me of Hon’s Chili Oil Seasoning with a added kick, and that was one of my favourite sauces until I could no longer find it. I’m not sure of the ingredients as it is not listed on the label, but I do know that it contains, lemongrass, garlic, dried crushed chili’s, fresh birds eye chili, and dried shrimp. Perfect for a pescatarian.

Annie can be reached via instagram @hautechillioil or via email sales@hauteco.ca

Betty can be reached via instagram @bettyskingsauce or via email bettyskingsauce@gmail.com

Let them know sweet rehab referred you! 🙂 And… Back on topic, homemade chili oil below! Dig things up from the pantry and get going!


So what you will need is:

ingredients

  • 1 cup Corn Oil
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1/2 of a Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sichuan Peppercorns
  • 1 dried Bay leaf
    • 3 Cloves Garlic, Slivered

(optional)

  • 30 grams of Dried Red Chili
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds (I used half of white sesame and half black)
    1. In a small pot, add the oil, star anise, cinnamon, sichuan peppercorns and bay leaf. Place the pot over very low heat and let everything toast together slowly for 15 minutes. Hot Chili Oil - Oil frying spices
    2. Meanwhile, using a spice blender/coffee grinder, crush the whole dried chili peppers

chili crushed

    1. Take care not to burn the spices. Use a slotted spoon to remove the spices and discard.
    2. Next, add the garlic and fry until crispy and golden. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried garlic bits and set aside.

Hot Chili Oil - frying garlic

    1. Let the oil cool for about 5 minutes, and then add the chili flakes and red chili powder.
    2. Slowly toast these in the hot oil until very fragrant and red. Stir in the salt, sugar, sesame seeds, and fried garlic bits.

Hot chili oil - add all ingredients

    1. Allow to cool to room temperature. Jar it up and use for a later time~

Hot chili oil - jar


Hot Chili Oil – 辣椒油

So what you will need is:

  • 1 cup Corn Oil
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1/2 of a Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sichuan Peppercorns
  • 1 dried Bay leaf
    • 3 Cloves Garlic, Slivered

(optional)

  • 30 grams of Dried Red Chili
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds (I used half of white sesame and half black)
  1. In a small pot, add the oil, star anise, cinnamon, sichuan peppercorns and bay leaf. Place the pot over very low heat and let everything toast together slowly for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, using a spice blender/coffee grinder, crush the whole dried chili peppers
  3. Take care not to burn the spices. Use a slotted spoon to remove the spices and discard.
  4. Next, add the garlic and fry until crispy and golden. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried garlic bits and set aside.
  5. Let the oil cool for about 5 minutes, and then add the chili flakes and red chili powder.
  6. Slowly toast these in the hot oil until very fragrant and red. Stir in the salt, sugar, sesame seeds, and fried garlic bits.
  7. Allow to cool to room temperature. Jar it up and use for a later time~

Hot chili oil - sauce dish
Thank you for reading! Do you have another take on this recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

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