Making your own flavoured oils is incredibly easy but it does help to buy some oil bottles which can be bought at most kitchen shops. As I travel a lot I prefer the clear squeeze sauce bottles – easier to use and safer than glass.
Put enough extra virgin olive oil into a pan and gently warm it up with some green and red peppercorns, dried whole chillies and some of the oak smoked chilli flakes.
Once it starts to simmer, turn off the heat and leave to cool down. Heating it up allows the flavour to diffuse quicker into the oil. Once cool, add to your bottle and you’re ready to go – your own chilli oil.
Your oil will absorb more of the chilli as time goes on – so expect it to get hotter with time.
Click on the following link for my Oak Cold Smoked Chilli Flakes