Garlic + Ginger Chilli Oil

Spicy and full of flavour - this Garlic and Ginger Chilli oil is the perfect addition to almost any meal!

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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!

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prep time 10 minutes

cook time 6 minutes

total time 16 minutes

servings 1/2 cup

Ingredients

1/3 cup peanut oil

3 cloves of garlic

1 inch piece of ginger

1 tsp chilli flakes

2 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

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.

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30 minute Noodles with Spicy Chilli Oil

These noodles come together in less than 30 minutes and taste amazing!!! They are the perfect weeknight dinner for when you want takeout but don’t want the extra calories!

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Ok, guys today I have an extra delicious recipe for you. You know how sometimes you make something and it’s good, yet other times you make something and it’s AMAZING! Well, this is one of those things that fall into the amazing category.

Back in the day, we use to go to Wok Box on 17th Ave in Calgary and we loved it. It was the perfect place to get exactly the takeout style noodles that you wanted. It was like Subway for noodles which was perfect in my house because Aaron likes the big fat Shanghai noodles and I like the skinnies noodle possible. Sadly Wok Box closed and while I know they have other locations they didn't ever have one that was convenient for us so our noodle obsession really took a hit.

That is until now. These 30 minutes noodles are so easy to make and taste just as good as any takeout noodle you can buy. The addition of the chilli oil is the perfect hit of spice that you can ramp up or down based on how much spicy you like. Plus, the chilli oil is a great thing to have on hand, making the recipe even easier.

So next time you are craving takeout whip this up instead, it will probably be ready before you can even get your shoes on!

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prep time 10 minutes

cook time 20 minutes

total time 30 minutes

servings 6

Ingredients

1/2 cup soya sauce

1/4 cup rice vinegar

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp chili paste

1 lb ground chicken

1/2 white onion

2 green onions

1 bunch of bok choy

1 red pepper

1/3 cup peanuts chopped

1/3 cup water

14 oz stir fry noodles

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4 tbsp chilli oil (recipe below)

Instructions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil then cook noodles according to directions on the package.

In a small bowl combined soya sauce, rice vinegar, honey, chilli paste and water and set aside.

In a wok or large frying pan cook chicken until browned, breaking into small pieces as you go. Sprinkle liberally with black pepper then add in sliced white onion and cook another 3-4 minutes or until onions have softened. Add in sliced peppers and box chop and cook another 2 minutes. or until vegetables are tender.

To the vegetables add the sauce and bring to a boil and cook until veggies are fully coated. Add in noodles and drizzle with chilli oil and toss to combine.

To serve top with peanuts and green onions and additional chilli oil if you like it extra spicy.

Chilli Oil

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.

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