20 Minutes to Homemade Chili Garlic Oil

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A spicy chili oil recipe! There’s nothing better than fresh, aromatic and spicy chili oil to spice up your cooking! The varieties of chili oils available at the grocer are never-ending lately and for good reason. There are so many possible combinations of chili peppers, textures, heat levels, smokiness and tanginess that can characterize a chili oil and what combination is most agreeable can be entirely unique to your taste palette. That’s why we created this simplistic 3-ingredient chili garlic oil recipe that you can use both on its own or as a base to spruce up with additional ingredients to create your perfect chili oil. Plus, it’s the perfect recipe to use with your chili pepper harvest from the Chili Pepper Self-Watering Planter! Enjoy.

 

Homemade Chili Garlic Oil Recipe:

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 1 cup

 

Ingredients:

– 1 cup grapeseed or olive oil

– 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

– 3-4 candlelight peppers, thinly sliced

 

Directions:

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Once oil is hot, add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. When the garlic turns light brown and fragrant, add the rest of the oil, sliced candlelight peppers, and a pinch of salt to the saucepan. Cook over low heat, (the oil should be only slightly warm), stirring often, for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  5. Pour the oil into a blender and pulse 4-5 times.
  6. Pour the chilli oil into a mason jar. Store in refrigerator up to 1 month.

 

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Your New Go-To Snack: Roasted Shishito Peppers (in just 10 mins!)

Shishito Peppers are the spring’s hottest snack, and they’re not just for the restaurants anymore! Grow your own with our brand new Self-Watering Planter, and get to roasting. Simply harvest the peppers, and heat up the skillet and you’re well on your way to our new go-to snack!

Most shishitos are mild, but a occasionally you’ll hit a spicy one – you’ve been warned. 😉

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes
Makes: 10 shishito peppers
Serves: 4-5 people


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– 1 tsp vegetable oil

– 1 tsp sesame oil

– 10 shishito peppers

– ½ tbsp soy sauce

– 1 tsp black sesame seeds

– 1 lime

Directions:

  1. Add vegetable and sesame oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add shishito peppers and sauté for 1 minute. Add soy sauce and stir over high heat for 1 minute or until the skin of the peppers are slightly charred and blistered. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds, a pinch of flaky salt and a squeeze of lime juice.

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