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Home-made Chili Paste II

Sauces, Seasonings, and Spices

Home-made Chili Paste II
Ingredients:
1 cup dried hot chili peppers
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil or lard
3 Tablespoons peeled and minced shallots
1 teaspoon crushed Sichuan peppercorns
2 Tablespoons Chinese red rice vinegar
Preparation:
1. Pour one cup of boiling water over the chili peppers, and let them rest in this water for two or three hours. Then transfer them to a blender and blend for one minute.
2. Heat oil or lard and stir-fry the shallots and the Sichuan peppr until the shallots are soft, then add this mixture to the blender and blend for half a minute. Next, pour this mixture into a medium-size pot.
3. Simmer the chili mixture on low heat for ten to fifteen minutes, then add the vinegar. Cool and store this in a sterilized glass jar in the refrigerator until needed.

                                                                                                                                                       
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