Szechuan Peppercorn Oil

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Prep: 1 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 3 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
247 Calories
27g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 0g
Calcium 15mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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!


  • 2 tablespoons Szechuan peppercorns
  • 8 tablespoons peanut oil (or canola)

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.