Lemongrass-Chili Oil

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

Southeast Asian Flavors: Adventures in Cooking the Foods of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia & Singapore

Southeast Asian Flavors

By Robert Danhi

Published 2008

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Method

Combine ½ cup vegetable oil with 2 tbsp. minced lemongrass (1 stalk, trimmed and minced) in small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until lemongrass aroma is released and it sizzles, about 30 seconds to one minute. Add 2 tbsp. ground dried red chilies (hot) and cook for additional 15 seconds or until chilies also sizzle and get a shade darker. Remove from heat. Use this to top the noodles with oil before ladling in broth, and also serve some tableside for guest to add it as they want.