I love chilli and garlic oil. It’s brilliant to add a kick to cooking, dipping for dumplings, drizzling for soups. So many things taste better for a splash, drizzle or dunk of it.

Like so many things it’s also a breeze to make in the thermomix and even though I use it a lot, one batch does last a while. I based this on Adam Liaw’s recipe in Two Asian Kitchens.

Chilli & Garlic Oil

1 brown onion, peeled and quartered
5 garlic cloves, peeled
250ml rice bran oil
50g dried chilli flakes or finely chopped dried chillies
5g salt

1. Place onion and garlic in thermomix, chop on speed 6 for about 5 secs. Stop half way through and scrape down sides.
2. Add 10ml of the oil. Cook at 100 degrees for 5 minutes on speed 1. At the 4 minute mark, drop chilli in through the lid.
3. Add salt and remaining oil. Cook for 30 minutes at 90 degrees on soft speed.
4. Allow to cook a little and then store in a glass jar.