What is Chili Oil?
Chili oil is a popular product in Asia, particularly in East Asian cuisines. The oil is made by infusing hot chili peppers into oil. During the process of letting the chili peppers sit in the oil, hot pepper seeds are added for flavor and the chilies are removed. This oil is a deep red color, has a spicy fragrance and is thick from the seeds. The flavor is full, spicy and often has a hint of salt. Chili oil can be added into dishes and on top of dishes, such as noodles, stir fries and meat.
...Vegetable oil is obtained by extracting oil from seeds. Types of vegetable oil include canola, sunflower, corn, and safflower. Light and with a neutral taste, vegetable oils are used to fry foods, or can be used to lightly coat meats and vegetables before roasting. Vegetable oils are also used as ingredients in salad dressings and sauces.
...There are many varieties of chili peppers. They are a small, hot pepper. The pepper is dried and ground into a fine powder, that varies in shades of red. Chili powder is a spice blend popular in American and Latin-American cooking. It is usually made from ancho chilies, paprika, oregano and cumin, other spices may be added. It is used in many protein dishes and has a spicy and herbal flavor.