- That should spice up January!

Make Your Own Chilli Oil

Finally through the Christmas feasting - I am working my way through pickling, preserving or making jam out of anything leftover.....

43w ago

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I hate wasting good ingredients so if I have time I think of ways to use them up.

On this occasion I was also inspired to do this because we had a lovely bottle of whisky as a gift (which I polished off particularly quickly due to a yuletide cold) and the bottle was such a lovely shape it was a shame to throw it away.

First I soaked off the labels then sterilised the bottle by filling it with boiling water and letting it stand for five minutes before draining it and letting it dry out.

Just a handful of red chillies will be enough

Just a handful of red chillies will be enough

Red hot...

Red hot...

I took a handful of chillies and chopped them in a blender with a pinch of salt. Then added them to a pan with half a litre of sunflower oil.

I brought the oil to the boil and then simmered it as slowly as I could for 15 minutes when took it off the heat and allowed it to cool.

Filtering the oil

Filtering the oil

I then filtered the oil through a muslin cloth into the bottle and it was done......

This oil will be really versatile to use on salads and pizza and will last for about a year.

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Comments (5)

  • Is that bottle an empty Nikka From the Barrel?! 😍

      9 months ago
  • Now that has to be the best Idea I've seen all year!

      9 months ago
    • Thanks perhaps I should get another bottle of whisky too!

        9 months ago
    • Can never stop at just one....

        9 months ago
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