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Easy Garlic Chili Oil Recipe (Homemade Gift Idea)

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Wait, can you really make this as a thoughtful homemade gift idea for the Holidays and save some money at the same time? By all means, YES! This recipe for Easy Garlic Chili Oil is the perfect Christmas, birthday or Mother’s Day gift that goes a long way! Trust me, this recipe is very simple and doesn’t break the bank. Given that the Holidays are just around the corner, follow the instructions to this Garlic Chili Oil recipe to make a gift your friends or family will never forget. But don’t forget to make a batch for yourself first because this will be the last chili garlic oil recipe you will ever need.

Description for Easy Homemade Garlic Chili Oil

This Easy Garlic Chili Oil Recipe makes for the perfect homemade gift using high quality ingredients that make for a flavor friends and family will love! Make this using easy to find store bought ingredients like garlic cloves, Thai chili pepper, spices, red pepper flakes or red chili flakes, and star anise. This oil makes for the best condiment or inclusion to any recipe that needs a punch of spicy flavor.

How do you make Homemade Garlic Chili Oil?

It all starts with easy to find, high quality ingredients. Seeing that almost all garlic chili oil recipes taste slightly different, getting the right ingredients that suit your flavor tastes is important. For this reason you should choose which oil you prefer. I like avocado oil with slightly higher smoke point for its bolder flavor – but other oils such as canola oil, vegetable oil or even grapeseed oil work as well. This recipe is going to be a lot easier than you think, so follow the below instructions for the perfect homemade holiday gift idea.

How to make your own homemade garlic chili oil

The first thing you need to do is bring a small pot of oil to a simmer. Getting the temperature on the stove is most important here. For one thing, it is very easy to burn the ingredients and the oil by going too hot. And in the event it is not hot enough, the ingredients will be hesitant to infuse correctly.

Secondly, it’s time for the fun part. If there are any ingredients that you would like to add for more flavor that aren’t listed below, feel free to stir them in here! I love a mix of garlic cloves, chili peppers, ginger, cinnamon stick, Sichuan chili flakes or Sichuan peppercorns (Most important).

What’s in Homemade Garlic Chili Oil?

Once the aromatics are infusing into the oil, the short prep time for this recipe is over and it’s time to get your fine mesh strainer out. After that, make sure the oil if fully infused before pouring the contents of the pot into bowls or a jar for storing. If you’ve used an oil with a higher spoke point, this recipe should last in the fridge up to 1 week. It may last longer but homemade infused oils run the risk of going rancid, so be sure to prepare according to instructions below!

Total time for this Easy Garlic Chili Oil Recipe  is less than an hour start to finish. Altogether this homemade gift idea makes for a flavourful and thoughtful present family and friends are sure to love.

FAQ for Easy Homamde Garlic Chili Oil Recipe

How long does homemade garlic chili oil last?

Store bought can last up until its expiry date for even up to a year in some instances. But due to the fresh ingredients and lack for treatment, try to use Homemade Garlic Chili Oil for up to 1 week.

Can you put chili oil on anything?

almost! This recipe for Homemade Garlic Chili Oil makes fora great holiday gift idea because it goes well on so many things! Add to any protein or savory dish for the perfect recipe elevation.

Can garlic oil go rancid?

YES! follow the instructions below when preparing. Fresh ingredients such as garlic increase the chance of rancid oil, however if kept in proper cleaned containers in the fridge it will be good for up to 1 week.

Does garlic chili oil need to be refridgerated?

I recommend refrigerating homemade infused oils rather than keeping at room temperature. There less chance of spoiling. Keep in mind the oil may congeal in the fridge but quickly returns to its true consistency when brought back to room temperature.

What oil should I use for homemade garlic chili oil?

Olive oil works for homemade garlic chili oil, however be aware of its low smoke point. Grapeseed, canola or avocado oil work best for this recipe.

Can I give Chili Oil as a gift?

YES! Homemade Garlic Chili Oil makes for an amazing holiday, Christmas or birthday gift for anyone with a craving for savory, spicy foods! Use it as a dipping sauce, topper for ramen, pizza, garlic fingers, vegan eggs, scramble or noodle dishes.

What are the nutrition facts for garlic chili oil?

The nutrition information for Homemade Garlic Chili Oil can be found using the MyFitnessPal app for accurate information regarding sodium, fat, saturated fat, fiber, carbohydrates, calories, potassium, vitamin c, calcium, etc.

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Easy Garlic Chili Oil Recipe (Homemade Gift Idea)


  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x

Description

This Easy Garlic Chili Oil Recipe makes for the perfect homemade gift using high quality ingredients that make for a flavor friends and family will love! Make this using easy to find store bought ingredients like garlic cloves, Thai chili pepper, spices, red pepper flakes or red chili flakes, and star anise. This oil makes for the best condiment or inclusion to any recipe that needs a punch of spicy flavor.


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Ingredients

Chilli Oil

  • 1 Cup avocado oil or vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp chili flakes or Sichuan peppercorns
  • 5 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 de arbol chilis

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients into a small pot and heat it over medium-low heat on the stove for 30 minutes (until garlic is browned)
  2. Strain and pour into an airtight container – consume within 1 week (if you wish to store for longer, only add dry ingredients *no garlic* and use proper sanitization/canning procedures to avoid bacteria contamination!) if you’re unsure on this, make sure to do your research for proper food safety

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