|Posted by Bee & John on March 27, 2013 at 12:15 AM|
When I worked in Footscray I got "addicted" to the fabulous Vietnamese Soup - Pho. The lady who introduced me to this delicacy was from India and took the soup with a huge teaspoon of Chilli Oil. Over the 3 years I worked there, I slowly increased my tolerance to the lovely chilli oil to have nearly half a teaspoon!
Since moving to Adelaide, I have missed a few things about Melbourne (NOT the weather!) but I have to say that the Chilli Oil is one of those things I thought of longingly.
No more! This VERY easy recipe from the Kitchen Playground website was as delicious as it was easy!
LESSON!! First and foremost! If you have whole dried chilli and want to grind them.... be CAREFUL when you take off the lid! Let me tell you! I couldn't talk for several hours after breathing in a lungful of chilli dust!! I would suggest that you add them to the oil and THEN grind them!
HINT - I only had 35g of chillies, not the 50g required, but even so, my oil is POTENT beyond belief! Only 1/2 a teaspoon will make a large stirfry midly, but noticibly, spicy! I am happy to use the rest of this up, but next time I make it I am only going to use 10-15g of chilli!!!