Home-made chilli oil

Home-made chilli oil
It is very simple and economical to make your own chilli oil. Here's how to do it.
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Last modified on: March 30th 2022

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For 250 ml, you will need:

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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
14 min.1 min.15 min.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Home-made chilli oil
Prepare a container for your chilli oil. Here I'm using a small (250 ml) glass bottle .

Sterilise by pouring a little boiling water into it and shake.

Empty out the water and leave the bottle upside down.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Home-made chilli oil
Prepare 2 red chillis, 1 bayleaf, 1 sprig thyme and 10 peppercorns.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Home-made chilli oil
Trim the stalks off 2 red chillis and split them in half lengthways.

Remove and discard the seeds.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Home-made chilli oil
Cut each half in 2 again lengthways.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Home-made chilli oil
Bring a small pan of water to the boil and blanch all the ingredients for 30 seconds.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Home-made chilli oil
Drain and dry everything.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Home-made chilli oil
Put into the bottle.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Home-made chilli oil
Pour in 250 ml olive oil.

Seal and leave to infuse for at least 3 weeks before using. Keep in a cool, dry place.
If you would like a hotter oil, simply add more chillis, or leave in the seeds.
Several months stored in a cool dry place.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,264 Kcal or 9,479 Kj1 gr2 gr250 gr
113 %<1 %<1 %38 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
752 Kcal or 3,148 Kj< 1 gr1 gr83 gr
38 %<1 %<1 %13 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 250 ml : 1.57 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Shallot confit tart, Cretan-style salmon , Tomato pesto, Fish terrine with spinach and tomatoes, Broad bean salad with Parmesan, ... All
PeppercornsPeppercorns: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Red mixed pickle, Feta in olive oil with herbs, Preserved lemons, Salmon marinated like herring, Herb olive oil, ... All
Red chilliRed chilli: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Vietnamese prawns, Erika's ceviche, Sausage rougail, ... All
BayleafBayleaf: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Two-stage beef chuck , Red mixed pickle, Provençal braised carrots, Roast potatoes "à la provençale", Home-made doner kebab, ... All
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