Chili Paste With Garlic

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by tgobbi

This is a home made version of the condiment you can buy in Chinese groceries.

Top Review by SHERNANDEZ

It thought this was good with a few changes. First I used dried chile de arbol peppers (about 20), added 1 T. sesame oil, 3 T. oil (not 1 cup), 2 T. Vinegar, and blended together until smooth. I could not find the szechwan pepper, which I plan on looking for it the next time we go to the local chinese store.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 12 cup dried chili, fine chop (or use chili flakes - the kind you sprinkle on pizza)
  • 8 -10 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 14 cup szechwan pepper


  1. Combine chilies, sesame seeds, garlic& water.
  2. Heat oil in small saucepan.
  3. Test oil by dropping in a few Szechwan peppercorns.
  4. (It should sizzle but not burn).
  5. Pour hot oil over chili mixture.
  6. Cool& strain off the oil.

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