Orange Chili Oil

This is a smoky, citrus version of the Asian oil. This is great for general cooking and dim sum. Also goes great for salad dressings.


  • 2 tablespoons of dried chipotle chili, stems and seeds removed
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Zest of 2 large oranges


  • Heat resistant jar
  • Saute pan


  1. Process chipolte in a blender for about 20 seconds.
  2. Place chopped chipolte in heat resistant jar with orange zest.
  3. Heat peanut oil in pan over medium-high heat until it starts to smoke. Continue to heat for another 15 seconds.
  4. Remove from heat and wait 3 minutes, or until the oil has cooled to 225 f.
  5. Carefully pour heated oil into heat-resistant bowl. Add sesame oil. Let set for 15 minutes to infuse.
  6. Strain into airtight jar and let cool. When cool seal and keep in cool, dark place.
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