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January 18, 2016 Chris Dawson

Living Life On The Edge

Cold winter nights call out for a warming dish to make you feel all cozy inside.

This ain't that.

This is full bore, no holds, praying to a deity for salvation, can't believe you have not used this before flavour.

This is Szechuan Chile Oil.

Three ingredients, and you have a powerful, spicy, versatile oil, that you'll find new uses for everyday, like drizzling over soup, dipping with dumplings.

Chili Arbol, Szechuan Peppercorns, Avocado, or Grapeseed Oil

From the wonderful folks at Saveur.

Ingredients

2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 oz. dried arbol chiles
2 tbsp. whole Szechuan peppercorns

Instructions

In a large wok, heat 2 cups oil over medium. Add the arbol chiles and peppercorns and cook, stirring, until toasted and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Pour the oil and spices into a jar and let the chile oil cool completely. Store at room temperature for up to a year.

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