Sichuan Peppercorn Oil

  • Servings: MAKES 1 CUP


  • 2 tablespoons Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 cup peanut oil

How to make this recipe

  1. Heat a wok over high heat for 30 seconds. Add the peppercorns, reduce the heat to low and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the oil and bring to a boil over moderate heat. Reduce the heat to moderately low and cook until the peppercorns blacken, 4 to 5 minutes. Strain the oil.

Make Ahead

The oil can be stored in a cool place for up to 2 months.


One Teaspoon Peppercorn Oil Calories 41 kcal, Total Fat 4.6 gm, Saturated Fat .8 gm.

Contributed By Published February 1997

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