Sichuan peppercorns, huajiao and majiao

How to make Sichuan peppercorn oil – Hua jiao you – 花椒油

 

 

Chinese cooking recipe: Sichuan peppercorn recipe | Hias Gourmet

 

 

Sichuan peppercorn oil is an essential ingredient in many Chinese dishes. Make up a small batch and keep it on standby to add an earthy, fragrant element to your cooking.

Ingredients

An equal ratio of red and green Sichuan peppercorns (hua jiao / 花椒 and ma jiao / 麻椒)
eg. 50g : 50g

Sunflower or canola oil – double the quantity you have of peppercorns
eg. 200ml

Sichuan peppercorns, huajiao and majiao

How to make Sichuan peppercorn oil

Method

  1. Add peppercorns and oil to wok and bring to boil. Simmer for one minute. Reduce heat to low and allow to very gently simmer for about 20-30 minutes, until peppercorns are floating.
  2. Store in a sterile container. (No need to remove peppercorns.)