Italian Chilli oil


Italian Chilli oil  recip

Olio di peperoncino
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 35 -36 tablespoons
  • Serving size: 100g
  • Calories: 826 kcal
  • Fat: 92
  • Saturated fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: < 0.5g
  • Sugar: < 0.5g
  • Sodium: 0.46g
  • Fiber: < 0.5g
  • Protein: 0.7g
Recipe type: Chilli Oils
Cuisine: Italian
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I will never forget being In Sorrento in Italy. Looking over a beautiful blue sea, birds singing, hot sun shining, a wonderful Italian pasta and sigh ! ….. A bottle of Olio di pepperoncino. It is one of those memories that will stay imprinted in the mind for ever. Okay, so I love my Chillies but the Italians do make some seriously good Chilli oil. When combined with their fabulous pizza and pasta, the flavours are quite phenomenal. This authentic recipe attempts to capture the magic of that particular day on the Amalfi coast.
  • Olive Oil - 2 Cups
  • Ground dried red Chillies - 25 grams (* see note)
  • Whole red Chillies - 4 to 5 whole
  1. Gently heat the oil and add the whole Chillies. Cook for 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Drain and reserve the whole Chillies.
  2. Using a funnel, place ground Chillies in a sterilized glass bottle (** see note). Pour in oil and add the Chillies. Seal.
  3. Keep in the fridge. Shake once a week to ensure that Chillies infuse into the oil. Will reach optimum flavour after 3 to 4 weeks.
* Whilst Italian Chillies should preferably be used any other dried red Chilli will do.

** Always ensure that food safety is observed. Sterilization of bottles is important.

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