Spicy Southwest Chile Oil
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- 4 clove
- 2 Tbsp
- white vinegar
- jalapeno peppers
- 1 Tbsp
- coriander seed
- 2 tsp
- cumin seed
- 2 tsp
- dried oregano leaves
- 2 c
- olive oil, extra virgin, divided
- green chile peppers, cut in half
- red chilie peppers, cut in half
1In a small glass bowl, combine garlic and vinegar; cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours. Drain garlic, discarding vinegar; rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Set garlic aside.
2Remove stem from jalapeno pepper. Set pepper aside
3Heat a large skillet over medium heat 2 minutes; add coriander and cumin seed. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
4Transfer browned seeds to container of an electric blender; add garlic, jalapeno pepper,oregano and 1 cup oil. Cover and process until minced, stopping to once scrape down sides. Pour mixture into a jar; add remaining 1 cup oil. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours.
5Let oil stand at room temp for 2 hours. Pour mixture through a wire mess strainer lined with 2 layers of cheesecloth into a decorative bottle or jar; discarding solids. Add chiles. Seal bottle with a cork or an airtight lid. Store in refrigerator.
6This oil can last in the fridge for about a month. And can be used in salsas, fajitas, beans and marinades for fish or brush on veggies before roasting.