Garlic Chili Oil Recipe

Garlic Chili Oil Recipe

Discover the secrets to making the perfect Garlic Chili Oil at home with this easy-to-follow recipe. This aromatic and spicy condiment, made from fresh garlic and fiery chili flakes, is the ideal addition to elevate your dishes. Learn how to create this versatile and flavor-packed oil that’s perfect for drizzling over pizza, pasta, or your favorite Asian cuisine.

Why This Recipe Works:

Goes with Everything: This garlic chili oil recipe makes a spicy, savory, garlicky sauce that is delicious with everything! There is a reason this chili crunch oil is so popular right now. The spicy flavors enhance anything that is it paired with! From pizza to eggs to noodles, you need to have a jar of this chili oil on hand at all times as a perfect homemade hot sauce!

Easy & Customizable: Sure, you can go buy garlic chili oil at the store and it will be pretty good. However, making this homemade garlic chili oil recipe at home is simple and customizable! You can make it spicier or more mild depending on your taste. And you know exactly what goes in! I prefer to make it at home and keep a jar in the fridge for when I need something flavorful and spicy!

Using garlic chili oil on hibachi steaks

Supplies Needed:

  • Spice Grinder
  • Sauté Pan
  • Jar

Garlic Chili Oil Ingredients:

  • Sesame Oil: For a nutty, rich flavor!
  • Garlic: Freshly minced garlic makes this a true garlic chili oil.
  • Shallot: Some thinly sliced shallots add extra texture and flavor.
  • Soy Sauce: For a deep umami flavor.
  • Dried Red Pepper Flakes: For a classic peppery heat that is needed in this garlic chili oil recipe!
  • Sesame Seeds: Adds a little extra crunch and nutty flavor.
  • Canola Oil: You will need a neutral oil like canola, vegetable, peanut or grapeseed oil.
Garlic Chili Oil Recipe ingredients

How To Make Garlic Chili Oil:

  1. Grind Spices: If you have whole dried red chilies, you can grind them. Standard store-bought red pepper flakes work perfectly here, however.
  2. Slice Garlic & Shallot: Slice the shallot as thin as possible and mince the garlic.
  3. Sauté: Sauté the garlic and shallot in a small amount of sesame oil on low heat until lightly golden brown, about 5-6 minutes. Add in the soy sauce.
  4. Add Chili Mixture: To the pan, add the sesame seeds, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. Heat Oil: In another small pan, lightly heat the canola oil on medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Mix: Carefully pour the hot oil over the garlic chili mixture so it lightly sizzles until the mixture is fully covered in the oil. Let cool on the stove. Season with salt.
  7. Transfer to Jar: Transfer the garlic chili oil mixture into a jar and store in the fridge until ready to use as desired.
How to make garlic chili oil in step by step photos.

What Can I Use Garlic Chili Oil On?

This garlic chili oil recipe can be used on literally anything! It adds so much flavor to a variety of dishes. Take breakfast up a notch by frying your eggs directly in this chili oil, with a side of crispy potatoes. Or spice up your avocado toast with a little something extra!

As an appetizer, I like to make a spicy version of deviled eggs with chili oil on top.

For lunch, add it on top of noodle dishes like soba noodle salad or your favorite ramen. Garlic chili oil is also a wonderful dipping sauce for gyoza, dumplings, egg rolls, or over these Din Tai Fung green beans.

As an elegant dinner, serve hibachi New York strip steaks with chili oil on top!

Ways to use garlic chili oil in step by step photos.

Expert Tips:

  • The heat of this garlic chili oil recipe can be adjusted by the type and amount of chili flakes used. For a milder oil, use fewer chili flakes or choose milder chili varieties!
  • Don’t overheat the oil! The oil should be at about 225 to 250 degrees F when pouring it over the chili mixture. If you heat it on medium-low heat, it should be about that temperature. If it is much hotter, it can burn the chilis.
  • Store in a clean jar with a tight lid in the fridge. This garlic chili oil should last about 2 weeks in the fridge.
Garlic Chili Oil Recipe in a small white bowl.

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Garlic Chili Oil Recipe

Garlic Chili Oil Recipe

Discover the secrets to making the perfect Garlic Chili Oil at home with this easy-to-follow recipe. This aromatic and spicy condiment, made from fresh garlic and fiery chili flakes, is the ideal addition to elevate your dishes. Learn how to create this versatile and flavor-packed oil that's perfect for drizzling over pizza, pasta, or your favorite Asian cuisine.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Garlic Chili Oil Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 2279kcal
Author: Bon Appeteach

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 12 cloves Garlic peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 Shallot minced
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes coarsley ground
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup Canola Oil or vegetable

Instructions

  • Slice the shallot as thin as possible and mince the garlic.
  • Sauté the garlic and shallot in the sesame oil on low heat until lightly golden brown, about 5-6 minutes. Add in the soy sauce.
  • To the pan, add the sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In another small pan, lightly heat the oil on medium-low heat for 5 minutes. If the oil gets too hot, it will burn the garlic and oil and turn it bitter so watch it carefully.
  • Cautiously pour the hot oil over the garlic chili mixture so it lightly sizzles until the mixture is fully covered in the oil. Let cool on the stove.
  • Transfer the garlic chili oil mixture into a jar and store in the fridge until ready to use as desired.

Notes

The heat of the chili oil can be adjusted by the type and amount of chili flakes used. For a milder oil, use fewer chili flakes or choose milder chili varieties.

Nutrition

Serving: 1jar | Calories: 2279kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 245g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 72g | Monounsaturated Fat: 150g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1192IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 5mg
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