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Offline HBolte

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Re: Calabrian chili oil - how I make it.
« Reply #275 on: May 15, 2015, 09:34:13 AM »

2) Have you tried using dried peppers rather than the canned-in-oil? They make a nice chili oil, but it tastes nothing at all like this.


I was surprised to learn that both Kesté and Motorino use dried chili flakes to make their chili oil. Maybe a food safety concern? Cost?
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Re: Calabrian chili oil - how I make it.
« Reply #276 on: May 15, 2015, 09:45:53 AM »
Don't know. I don't think I've tried it at either.
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Re: Calabrian chili oil - how I make it.
« Reply #277 on: May 15, 2015, 10:00:11 AM »
I bought some Italian chile flakes at Eataly, I'll make some and do a comparison soon. Without a side by side I think the flakes added heat but not much flavor.
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Re: Calabrian chili oil - how I make it.
« Reply #278 on: May 15, 2015, 12:47:25 PM »
I would think you would need to add a bit of salt and maybe a tiny bit of vinegar.
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Re: Calabrian chili oil - how I make it.
« Reply #279 on: May 15, 2015, 10:01:36 PM »
I made some tonight and didn't realize that I bought the Cento Extra Hot Calabrian chilis....lol And boy are they potent! I'm looking forward to trying it on some pizza tomorrow for my first party of the 2015 season. Thanks Craig!
PS....do you keep the chilis in the oil or do you strain it and just keep the oil?
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Re: Calabrian chili oil - how I make it.
« Reply #280 on: June 16, 2015, 06:40:08 PM »
My wife cuts these peppers up and adds them to her Asian inspired soups specifically a Filipino hot and sour.  They add a depth to the soups I have not experienced with any other ingredient. 

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Re: Calabrian chili oil - how I make it.
« Reply #281 on: June 22, 2015, 10:51:54 PM »
This is outstanding.  Thanks for the heads up -- never heard of these before.  Taste almost like spicy olives.


A couple people have asked me how I make Calabrian Chili oil. Here is how I do it:


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Re: Calabrian chili oil - how I make it.
« Reply #282 on: June 23, 2015, 01:10:45 AM »
I made a new batch today, went perfect drizzled over chicken parm.  ;D