Garlic-Chile Oil

Use this chile oil when making Garlic-Chile Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Noodles and Broccoli.

  • Yield: Makes 5 tablespoons
Garlic-Chile Oil

Source: Everyday Food, March 2006

Ingredients

  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Using a chef's knife, coarsely chop garlic with red-pepper flakes. Gather into a pile; sprinkle generously with salt.

  2. Place flat side of knife blade on top of garlic, with sharp side of blade facing away from you; press down firmly, pulling knife toward you. Repeat until a paste forms.

  3. Combine in a small bowl with vegetable oil.

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