Garlic chili dipping oil

Ever been to a restaurant and ordered their dumplings in chili oil?  It's delicious.  Plain chili oil is just spicy with heat but the perfect chili oil for dipping dumplings is one that combines sweet, tangy, spicy and a hint of alcohol.  

Laoganma chili crisp is used as a base.  Although this is a delicious sauce on its own, it lacks a well rounded flavor which you get with the addition of other ingredients.  This garlic chili oil dipping sauce takes less than 3 minutes to make and will definitely elevate your dumplings!  

Garlic chili oil ingredients

Tips for making garlic chili oil dipping sauce.

This sauce is microwaved for a few seconds to dissolve the sugar and the heat helps to combine and mellow the flavors, especially the fresh garlic!

Laoganma chili sauce

This delicious sauce can be eaten right out of the bottle.  There are various flavors, but for this sauce, the chili sauce WITHOUT black beans works best.

chili sauce

Srirarcha chili sauce

Sriarcha sauce is added to provide some acid to balance out the flavors.  I find that just the plain laoganma is somewhat one dimentional, but adding some flavorful acid and extra heat (if you like spicy) takes it up a notch.

srirarcha chili sauce

Srirarcha chili sauce

Chicken bouillon powder

Instead of salt, the umami comes from the chicken bouillon powder.  You can use the chicken bouillon powder with or without MSG, depending on your preference.

bouillon powders

Bouillon powders

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and microwave it.

Combine ingredients for garlic chili oil

Combine ingredients for garlic chili oil before microwaving.

Warmed garlic chili oil

Warmed garlic chili oil

Heating the sauce

The ingredients are heated in the microwave to save time.  You can heat it in a small saucepan if a microwave is not available.  If you are increasing the quantity of ingredients, do not increase the microwaving time in proportion to the ingredients.  The purpose of microwaving the sauce is to ensure that the sugar has completely melted and to mellow the spiciness of the fresh garlic.  This does not require too much heat.

Serve dumplings with garlic chili oil

Serve dumplings with garlic chili oil. Garnish with cilantro or chopped scallions.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section on this chili sauce enhancement.  Did it take it up a notch?

Serve dumplings with garlic chili oil

EASY GARLIC CHILI OIL DIPPING SAUCE

Michelle Sam
This delicious chilli oil combines already made chili crisp with other ingredients to make a delicious, flavorful dumpling accompaniment.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Accompaniments
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1 serving
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients into a bowl except for the sriracha chili sauce
    Combine ingredients for garlic chili oil
  • Microwave for 15 seconds on maximum power.
    Warmed garlic chili oil
  • Add sriracha chili sauce if extra tang and spiciness is desired.
  • Add cooked dumplings in bowl and combine.
  • Garnish with cilantro and chopped scallions.
    Garlic chili dipping oil
  • Serve!

Notes

This sauce is per person so that it can be made when a quick lunch is needed for one person!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 365mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 32IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mgNet Carbohydrates: 8g
Keyword garlic chili oil
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