Asian Hot Oil

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One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

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  • 1 cup peanut or safflower oil
  • 12 small dried red chile peppers
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil


    In a small stainless steel saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat to 120°F (use an instant-read thermometer). Turn off the heat and add the chiles, peppercorns, cayenne, and sesame oil. Let steep until cool. Strain if desired.

    Pour the oil into a clean jar and store at cool room temperature.