Chile Oil

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Chile Oil

Recipe from Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Yield: 1 cup

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 10 minutes. plus 30 minutes steeping time

Total Time: 41 minutes


1 cup canola oil

6 dried chile de árbol, stemmed and crumbled

1 habanero pepper, halved

2 garlic cloves, smashed

1 teaspoon sweet pimentón (Spanish paprika)

½ teaspoon fine sea salt


Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan over high heat. Heat just until the oil begins to shimmer, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes. Strain through a fine-meshed sieve lined with cheesecloth; discard the solids. Let cool completely. Use immediately or transfer to an airtight glass container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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