Drizzle leftover chile oil over salad or pasta for an extra kick of flavor. Whole dried cayenne peppers are available online and at Latin supermarkets.

Zakary Pelaccio
April 2019

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Credit: Greg Dupree

Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place chiles in a small saucepan, and cook over medium, stirring occasionally, until toasted and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add oil, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until chiles are dark red and stop popping, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely, about 1 hour. Store chile oil in an airtight glass container in refrigerator up to 5 days.

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