• 85g/3oz hot red chilli flakes

  • 85g/3oz fermented black beans, found in Chinese Supermarkets

  • ½ tsp onion powder

  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed to a paste

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger

  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

  • 850ml/1½ pints groundnut oil


  • 1.

    Combine all the ingredients in a heavy-based saucepan. Over a low heat, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • 2.

    Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Pour the oil and "gloop" into sterilised jars. Store in a dark place.

  • 3.

    This oil will keep for a couple of months.

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