Our Cayenne Chili infused olive oil is hot! Its brilliant red hue hints at the bitingly hot flavor - which lends itself perfectly to spicy hot recipes. Try these two very quick recipes to savor that tongue-tingling flavor, and let us know what you think!
(And a reminder: wash your hands well after using this hot oil, and especially avoid touching your eyes.)
Cayenne Chili Peanuts
This takes just a couple minutes to prepare and is soooo good. The hot flavor grows on you!
Here's the base recipe - multiply it if you'd like, and feel free to choose other salted nuts, either separately or in a mix.
2 C salted party peanuts
1 tsp Cayenne Chili infused olive oil
Salt Traders' Aleppo Chili Finishing Salt, if desired, to taste
In a pan over low to medium heat, stir together salted nuts and oil. Keep stirring until nuts are hot. Don't let them scorch or burn! Remove from heat. Stir in some Aleppo Chili Sea Salt, if desired, for extra heat and savor. Enjoy warm or cooled. Store in closed container.
Cayenne Chili Popcorn
This is another guick and memorable snack - love that sneaky hot flavor! We make it using our Lekue Microwave Popcorn Maker, for a wonderful treat ready in a handful of minutes.
for the Lekue Microwave Popcorn Maker; adapt as needed :
scant 1/2 C popcorn
1/4 tsp Cayenne Chili infused olive oil
1/4 tsp mild to medium intensity extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Salt Traders' Aleppo Chili Finishing Salt, to taste
Mix all ingredients in the Lekue Microwave Popcorn Maker. Top with lid and place in microwave.
Set time and pop - our microwave takes 2 minutes; my home microwave takes less. . . yours will vary. Do not wait til popping stops to turn off microwave - too long and popcorn may burn. Listen for slowing popping, and stop then.
Carefully remove from microwave, take off lid - be careful of steam, and enjoy!