Ginger-Garlic Chili Oil
Make your own chili oil by using a few simple ingredients, which is great for stir-fry or mixed with noodles. 23
red pepper flakes
smashed and peeled
scallions, spring or green onions
or peanut oil
black beans, fermented
Chinese style, coarsely chopped
zest, freshly grated
In a large pot fitted with a deep-frying thermometer, combine hot red pepper flakes, garlic, scallions, ginger, corn or peanut oil, and sesame oil.
Over medium-low heat, bring to a bubbly 225 to 250 degrees, stirring occasionally.
Simmer 15 minutes, making sure the temperature does not rise above 250 degrees. Let cool.
Scrape the oil and solids into a glass or plastic container and store tightly covered at room temperature.
Add any or all of the ingredients from fermented black beans, orange and sichuan peppercorns before cooking.