Spicy and full of flavour - this Garlic and Ginger Chilli oil is the perfect addition to almost any meal!
Ok, so I don’t know about you, but I think that a bit of heat is an important aspect so many meals. I mean seriously, salt + pepper are wonderful and an absolute staple, but they can only go so far!
So while spice can certainly become unbearable quickly, I think that by having a small jar of chilli oil available is a great way to control the heat level as well as to allow everyone to spice things up to their own liking.
Now, this version of chilli oil also includes garlic and ginger which I absolutely love, but it does make it slightly less versatile than the traditional version - but I still think that it can be used in so many different things. Now while an Asian style vegetable, noodle dishes or stir fry are classic, why not drizzle a little over your pizza or even a fried egg. I promise you that if you serve breakfast sandwiches with little of this chilli oil drizzled on it you will add a kick that will not only add some heat but be that secret ingredient that everyone remembers.
So go ahead and make up a batch to keep on hand, you will be shocked at how many uses you find for it!
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 6 minutes
total time 16 minutes
servings 1/2 cup
1/3 cup peanut oil
3 cloves of garlic
1 inch piece of ginger
1 tsp chilli flakes
2 tbsp sesame seeds
In a small sauce pan add in peanut oil, grated garlic, ginger and the chilli flakes. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until garlic is very fragrant.
To the oil add in sesame seeds and cook another 2 minutes. Allow to cool then store in an airtight container.