Szechuan Peppercorn Oil

Oil In a Wok
This oil is perfect for stir-fry dishes. Kent Wang/Flickr/CC
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 1 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
247 Calories
27g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The flavor in this popular seasoning comes from aromatic Szechuan peppercorns. Use it to add some zing to stir-fry dishes, dipping sauces or wherever your imagination takes you!


Steps to Make It

  1. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low or medium-low and add the Szechuan peppercorns.

  2. Brown the peppercorns, shaking the pan occasionally until they are aromatic.

  3. Cool.

  4. Crush the peppercorns with a mortar and pestle or a rolling pin, as you would to make a salt and pepper mix.

  5. In a separate saucepan, heat the oil over high heat.

  6. Return the crushed peppercorns to the frying pan and pour the oil over top.

  7. Cool again.

  8. Strain the flavored oil and store in a sealed container at room temperature.