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making chili oil, step 1

Making chili oil, step 1: you will need roughly 6 tablespoons of huajiao (Sichuan pepper), about half a cup of chili flakes - I bought mine at a Turkish store, where it says something like Biber on the package-, some untoasted sesame seeds and a teaspoon of salt. Put all this in a heatproof container.


[update] You can also use Korean chilli flakes, they are very good, too!

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Taken on December 31, 2006