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Chilli oil

DCF 1.0
Article Number : 10.010.260
Unit/Weight : 207Gr
Brand : LKK
Country : Hong Kong

Chili oil (also called hot chili oil or hot oil) is a condiment made from vegetable oil that has been infused with chili peppers. It is commonly used in Chinese cuisine, East and Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Particularly popular in Sichuan cuisine, it is used as an ingredient in cooked dishes as well as a condiment. It is sometimes used as a dip for meat and dim sum.

Chili oil is typically red in color. It is made from vegetable oil, often soybean oil or sesame oil, although olive oil or other oils may be used. Other spices may be included such as Sichuan pepper, garlic, or paprika. The spices are soaked in oil. Commercial preparations may include other kinds of oil, water, dried garlic, soy sauce, and sugar. Recipes targeted to Western cooks also suggest other popular oils such as rapeseed, grapeseed or peanut, and any dried or fresh chili peppers. The solids typically settle to the bottom of the container in which it is stored. When using chili oil, the cook or diner may choose how much of the solids to use; sometimes only the oil is used, without any solids.

Chili oil is a flavored oil prepared by infusing and preserving chilies in oil. This spicy oil has its origins in Asia, and can also be prepared by adding other ingredients including fish sauce, tamarind juice, shallots and garlic. While you can purchase chili oil in the supermarket, you can also prepare it at home. Chili oil is ideal for perking up a boring meal and warming up your body with its heat-infusing properties. Use chili oil in different ways at any stage during the cooking process. If you enjoy the taste of hot, spicy foods, add chili oil to a variety of meals while marinating, cooking or as a seasoning