Sichuan chili oil is the best thing that’s going to happen to you…unless you don’t like chili oil, then it’s sorta lame.
I know that this blog and it’s recipes are dedicated to Indian cuisine, and Punjabi food at that. But let’s be honest, I don’t eat Indian food every day, that would be craziness. Variety is the spice of life, and in this case, it’s actually spicy too. Sichuan Chili Oil is my go to for so so many Chinese recipes.
The chili oil is great for wontons, Chongqing noodles, soups, or really anything. It’s incredibly complex in it’s flavor profile and not just a burn your face off sort of concoction. Instead, it’s incredibly flavorful with spicy, deeply earthy, and aromatic notes. At first pass you would never guess that there were so many spices in the oil, but then you look at the list and I swear you can immediately start tasting them.
I honestly just make a 1/2 gallon of the stuff at a go, because as long as you store it properly, it’ll last forever. Plus, I can’t be bothered to make it fresh when the craving hits. There’s simple pleasure in being able to pop a jar open and enjoy. Especially in the times of Covid.
I’m sure many people are healthier and more productive than ever. Me? I’m coming out of this thing plump, sleepy, and in pajamas. Also, in need of more chili oil.
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8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories128
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
- Sodium 1.1mg 1%
- Potassium 32.1mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
- Sugars 0.1g
- Protein 0.3g 1%
- Calcium 3%
- Iron 8%
- Vitamin D 1%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.