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hunanese chopped salted chiles

Recipe by
Kathy Granstrom

From Fushia Dunlop's book "Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes From Hunan Province". Use in stir fries and steamed dishes, or as relish with noodles. You need to "brew" for two weeks before using.

yield 20 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For hunanese chopped salted chiles

  • 1 lb
    fresh red chiles
  • 1/4 c
    salt, divided

How To Make hunanese chopped salted chiles

  • 1
    Wear rubber gloves. Wash and dry chiles.
  • 2
    Cut off stems and bottoms, discard. Chop rest with seeds. Place in bowl.
  • 3
    Add 3 3/4 tablespoons of salt to chiles, mix thoroughly.
  • 4
    Place in glass jar and cover with remaking salt. Seal with tight fitting lid.
  • 5
    Leave in cool place for a couple of weeks before using, then store in refrigerator once opened. Will keep for months.