Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

An Asian favorite, add to stir-fries, sauces or just as it is to your favorite foods for that extra little kick. You can use fresh or dried chile peppers in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 ounces fresh red chilies (or 18-20 dried)
  • 5 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 12 teaspoon salt


  1. If you are using dry chilies, soak them in a bowl of boiling water until they have softened, about an hour; then drain the soaked chilies and prepare as usual.
  2. Process all ingredients in a blender or food processor, adding oil a little at a time until mixture becomes smooth and pasty and of the right consistency (How much oil you use really depends on the size of your chilies).
  3. Store refrigerated in an airtight container, covering the top of the paste with a little bit of oil.


Most Helpful

comes together very well---even when hand chopped.cleared out the sinuses in the making and gave quite the bite when taste tested!

kimbearly September 04, 2005

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