Chili Oil with Garlic, Scallions, and Star Anise

A versatile spicy chili oil with more flavor than you'd expect, thanks to the addition of Vanns Star Anise, garlic, scallions, and fresh ginger.

 Chile Oil with Scallions, Garlic, and Star Anise

Once you've made this chili oil to go with your homemade versions of your favorite take out dishes (or just with your take out dishes!), you won't be able to live without it in your fridge. The oil brings out different levels of spice from the ingredients than water-based hot sauces do, as well as giving a toasty flavor to everything involved. This chili oil uses scallions, garlic, ginger, and Vanns Star Anise for flavor, while Vanns Crushed Chili Peppers and Sichuan Peppercorns add heat. Enjoy over your favorite noodles, drizzled in your favorite soup, or on top of scrambled eggs -- any meal that could use a little bump in heat and flavor will benefit from this chili oil.

Spices used in this recipe

Star Anise
Chili Peppers, Crushed
Peppercorns, Sichuan



  1. Place all ingredients in a small skillet and cook over medium heat until the garlic slices are just beginning to turn golden, 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to overcook, as the garlic will turn bitter.
  2. Allow to cool to room temperature and transfer to a container. Store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Makes ½ cup. Adapted from Bon Appetit.

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