Chili oil is typically the strained version of chili crisp. The higher ratio of ingredients in a crisp are the garlic, shallots, and spices offering a slight crunch when consumed. Both condiments are versatile and can be utilized several ways. Take your meal to the next level with a simple drizzle on noodles, eggs and pizza. Try dipping wontons and dumplings or mixing with vegetables or meat before or after cooking. Lucky for us, there are a couple of local options when it comes to this flavourful condiment.
Seven Spice sevenspice.com
Seven Spice started with a mother and daughter team making small batches of chili oil for themselves and their family and friends. The demand skyrocketed and they eventually started selling their jars of oil at the farmer’s market. Seven Spice can now be found at numerous Calgary retailers. The distinct chili oil is made with a base of sunflower oil infused with seven different spices and is available in mild, hot and extra hot.
Papa Ng’s Famous Chilli Oil instagram.com/papa.ngs_famous.chilli.oil
Papa Ng’s Famous Chilli Oil is the work of a chef that has been using a recipe that has been perfected for over 40 years. It features an authentic chilli oil that that has the essence of Hong Kong style cuisine. There are three different spicy levels – 4x, 2x and regular. You can order this sought after chilli oil by DM on Instagram.
Monster Crunch Chili Crisp monstersauce.ca
Monster Crunch Chili Crisp is made by Monster Sauce, a Calgary-based company. They have been making their chili crisp since 2018 and has just the right balance of savoury spice and garlic with the perfect amount of crunch. Made in both original and extra hot, this condiment is packed with fried garlic, ginger, onions, two kind of chilis, peanuts, seaweed and salt. You can use this on a variety of items like pizza, pasta and even ice cream.
Heavenly Flavors Hot Sauce myheavenlyflavors.com
Heavenly Flavors has been a staple in many kitchens since 1980. This made in Alberta sauce has two layers – an oil layer that is deep red and naturally infused with garlic, peppers, and pepper flakes, and a second layer that is thick and concentrated with garlic and peppers. Heavenly Flavors is brought to you by the same people from Won Ton King, an institution that has been around for over 40 years.