Active Time
N/A
Total Time
30 MIN
Yield
Serves : about 1 cup

This spicy Sichuan condiment is the secret to Andrew Zimmern’s Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles recipe.

How to Make It

Step

In a small saucepan, heat the oil over low heat to 175°. Add the ginger, star anise, cinnamon, shallot, garlic, Sichuan peppercorns and chiles and cook over moderately low heat until the oil reaches 225°. Simmer at 225° for 5 minutes, then transfer to a heatproof jar and let cool. Stir in the sesame oil.

Make Ahead

The Ma La Oil can be kept in a sealed jar at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Notes

Roasted peanut oil, as opposed to neutral peanut oil, smells richly nutty. Boyajin’s Fragrant Peanut Oil is available at specialty markets and from mingspantry.com.

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