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Chili Oil Recipe

Mediterranean Aromatic Chili OilAromatic Chili Oil

This chili oil is an essential addition to any Mediterranean kitchen store cupboard. You can transform otherwise quite boring meals with a simple shake of the wrist. Add it to  - salads, stews, grills, soups, pasta dishes and of course, pizzas.

It's simple and easy to make requiring only a minimum amount of time and delivering a fantastic taste experience.

Follow the recipe to begin with, but you'll probably want to add some of your own special favorite Mediterranean spices or herbs to make a Mediterranean chili oil that's all yours.

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Chili Oil - Ingredients for a 250ml Bottle


You'll need a 250ml/8.45 fl oz bottle with sealable top.
  • 250ml/1 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 6 - 8 Dried chillis roughly bashed.
  • 3 Cloves of garlic halved lengthways.
  • 2 or 3 bayleaves.
  • 1 tsp. of Cumin seeds.
  • 1 tsp. of coriander seeds.
  • A 2" stick of cinammon.

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Method
  1. First sterilize your bottle by placing in a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes. 
  2. Then leave it to drain until completely dry inside and out.  
  3. Put all the spices into a pan with the olive oil and bring to the boil.
  4. Once boiled - remove from the heat and allow the infusion to cool to room temperature.
  5. Now - pour it into the bottle, making sure to spoon in all the spices - you might find it easier to use a funnel.
  6. Leave for a couple of days - shaking vigorously each day and then you're ready to use it.
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Chili Oil Recipe

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