Chili Beak Spicy Roasted Chili Oil

Chili Beak Spicy Roasted Chili Oil

If you’re a chili head like me, your pantry and refrigerator are already full of sambal, sriracha and hot sauces from around the world galore. Do you really need another? Obviously that’s a rhetorical question – of course you need another!

For the longest time though, I held off on trying the Chili Beak product. I’d heard universally great things but figured I had most of my bases covered with products I already had on hand. How wrong could I be.

Chili Beak Spicy Roasted Chili Oil ingredients
Chili Beak Spicy Roasted Chili Oil ingredients

After noting the business changed ownership and spying the product in the Caputo’s inventory (hey there free shipping!) I resolve to try it. I am glad I did. This product now has pride of place alongside all the big names.

The oil is surprisingly smooth. There’s a little nuttiness, a a hint of sweetness and plenty of smokey warmth. I’m bowled over by just how good this sauce is. It’d be eminently usable in a wide variety of dishes I am sure. Personally I’m going to use it sparingly where it will make the most discernible impact – for example here, in this Vietnamese bun dish:

Bún Chay with Chilli Beak Oil and Lightlife meatballs
Bún Chay with Chilli Beak Oil and Lightlife meatballs