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This is the hot oil you sometimes get in Chinese restaurants to drizzle in your soups, dumplings etc. at the table. I use it on EVERYTHING. even ice cream! Its best to make this OUTSIDE. The fumes can be wicked.
- 1 cup dried red chili pepper (stems removed)
- 1 cup oil (I prefer a blend of safflower and toasted sesame oil but any light oil can be used.)
- Put the dried peppers in a dry frypan and set stovetop heat on high. (I use a camping stove outside) .
- Toast, roast, stir and toss the peppers until they get dark in areas but are still basically red and they become very AROMATIC.
- Let them cool a bit and then put them in a food processor with the oil.
- Process for a few moments.
- Pour into a nice container and keep it on your table.
- It will be gone in no time--.