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If you're like me and love spicy food, maybe you add hot sauce to every thing you eat, then you will love celebrating International Hot and Spicy Food Day January 16th. And also if you're like me, the problem arises that not everyone in your family can handle hot and spicy food. For instance my 3 year old doesn't handle it well, nor do my parents. This means I have to get my spicy food some other way.
That's where chili garlic oil comes into play. It's the perfect condiment. You can make a bland meal spicy while allowing others to eat their food unadulterated with heat.
Chili garlic oil
Used across many cuisines in South-East Asia and Europe, chili garlic oil is the perfect condiment if you love spice. I love using it to top soups, and pasta, but it makes a great dip for dumplings too. I can also recommend it as a salad dressing situation and a great way to finish up your pizza.
It's also easy to make, and will keep in your fridge for a couple weeks to months if you'd like to make a large batch of it all at once. Another thing I love about chili garlic oil is that it's customizable. I've used this recipe with fresh jalapeños, serrano chilis, left out the garlic, added other spices, and every time it has always been delicious. Use this recipe as a jumping off point and make it yours!
Are you the lone spicy food lover in your home? Will you be trying chili garlic oil? Let us know!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!