Start with the numbing fragrance of Sichuan peppercorn that makes the "mala" spice blend of Chengdu so iconic. Add in the rounded heat of Nashville hot with the hint of sweetness it provides, and you hit every aspect of seasoning and flavor your palate can recognize.
Below is the recipe for the Sichuan Nashville Hot Oil that we made.
- 2 Tbsp ground Sichuan peppercorns
- 4 Tbsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1/2 cup Oil, make sure it's hot!
If you're frying up some chicken nuggets or something else to coat with this chili oil, the oil from the fryer works perfectly for this!
- Combine together all of your spices and mix well in a bowl that can tolerate heat.
- Pour your hot oil into the spice blend. Stir to combine and let cool before using.