WARNING: This is no serving suggestion! This photo I created for artistic reasons, with a twinkle in the eye. So, do not take it seriously and do not copy it, it is dangerous! However, the recipe for the hot & spicy oil below works perfect if you fill the oil in a bottle and not in a lighter!!!
My universal spice
… This oil helps me to save a lot of time in my kitchen. I use it quite often instead of fresh cut chilli because it is so comfortable – I always have it in stock and the spicy flavour spreads equally inside the meal. Plus, if you prepare spicy oil yourself you can control the quality of the oil! (A good point, isn’t it?) O.k., there’s a disadvantage: You need to calculate 4 to 6 weeks before the oil is turning really hot from the spices. But, as a good point: If the chilli oil bottle is empty just pour oil on the spices in the same bottle for a second round and it will be ready in much less time… The chilli oil is a nice giveaway for friends or family. HOT! FOR A 0,5 l BOTTLE. (Because a 0,5 litre bottle is still a handy size for hot & spicy oil)
VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 heaped tbsp dried small, red chilli
1 heaped tbsp dried crushed small, red chill (with the seeds, because they are hot, hot, hot!))
a 0,5 l bottle native olive oil
1 nozzle for the bottle
tip: prepare several bottle
8 Take the 0,5 l olive oil bottle and remove a little bit from the oil, to have room for the spices. (Siphon the removed oil into a bottle of oil which is still opened.)
7 Form a funnel with a sheet of paper and
6 plunge in the top of the 0,5 l bottle. (Make sure the paper doesn’t get in contact with the remaining oil inside.)
5 Now, carefully fill all the spices in the funnel to let them slide into the bottle. (If some spices are stuck in the funnel use a chopstick to stuff their way into the bottle softly.)
4 Close the bottle’s cap conscientiously. (At first the spices swim on top of the oil. But after a little while they absorb the oil and sink to the bottom.)
3 Let rest for 4 to 6 weeks.
2 Meanwhile overturn bottle from time to time to mix the ingredients.
1 When your hot & spicy oil is ready to use substitute the cab with the nozzle.