Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Use this to season and flavor ingredients to liven up any recipe. The oil can last indefinitely refrigerated. Original from the Cuisine of California


  1. Combine pepper flakes and oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil then immediately turn off heat.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Leave pepper flakes in oil.
  5. They will fall to the bottom and the oil can be used in seasoning.
  6. The oil will become hotter as it stands.


Most Helpful

I used this oil last night when I made Nimz' Recipe #237746, #237746. It has a great spicy flavor -- and gets hotter as it hits the back of your mouth. I strained out the pepper flakes because they kept coming out of the bottle when I poured the oil, and I wanted a clear oil. The oil won't get any hotter because I took out the pepper flakes, but I love it just the way it is anyway! Thanks for another good recipe, Nimz.

TasteTester February 26, 2008

I made this concoction using some chipotles that I had smoked. What an awesome oil! This is my standard go to for all of my stir fry oil. Thanks for sharing..

WokRokr September 30, 2012

Holy cow - this is amazing! I made this to use for your recipe #237746 and it was terrific! I also brushed some on slices of French bread, broiled, then melted some cheddar on top - yum! Pizza dough, chicken, burgers - I can think of so many uses for this - thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof September 03, 2009

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