Jasmine or Ginger Flower and Cardamom-Chili Oil

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  • Makes Approximately

    1 Cup

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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

  • About

I love the combination of a powerful, tropical perfume triggered and balanced by the heat of chilies, with both flavors grounded in the base of a spice, as in fresh, new-crop Hawaiian pink ginger, garlic, and black pepper together. If using jasmine, just find a single stalk at the florist, or use gardenias as they do in China.

Use a light oil like almond, sunflower, or even canola, but make sure it is of good quality and fresh.

Sprinkle this oil on garlic-flavored creamy whi