China Moon Chili Orange Oil Recipe

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READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    large oranges, with unblemished skins
  • 12
    cup shockingly pungent dry red chili pepper flakes
  • 3
    tablespoons fermented black beans, coarsely minced
  • 1
    large garlic clove, lightly smashed and peeled (up to 2)
  • 2
    cups corn or 2 cups peanut oil
  • 14
    cup japanese sesame oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • DO NOT RINSE THE BLACK BEANS.
  • Choose oranges with unblemished skins which have been kept as free as possible of waxes and dyes, then wash them carefully with a light liquid detergent, hot water, and an abrasive sponge. The effort may seem excessive, but it makes a difference. So too will a sharp vegetable peeler which will pare off the flavorful skin (zest) and not the bitter white pith.
  • Wash the oranges as described above. Peel away the thin layer of orange zest (leaving behind the white pith) and finely mince it.
  • Combine the chopped zest with all of the remaining ingredients in a heavy, non-aluminum 2- to 2-1/2 qt saucepan. Bring to 225* to 250*F on a deep-fry thermometer over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, and let bubble for 15 minute Remove from the heat and let stand till cold or possibly overnight.
  • Scrape the oil and seasonings ("goop") into a glass container, cover, and store at cold room temperature.
  • Menu Suggestions: Be creative with the "goop" made from the seasonings as well as the oil. A spoonful stirred into noodles or possibly meat loaf is a tasty revelation.
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