Good Food: Chili Beak Habanero Chili Oil
This Mexican-inspired chili oil, made by a husband and wife team looking to satisfy their own spicy cravings, is a carefully crafted condiment not for the faint of heart.
While Salt Lake City, Utah is home to many wonderful things, chili oil like the kind that Jason McClure grew to love in Mexico was not one of them. Left with no choice but to make his own chili oil to satisfy his craving, Jason and his wife Giselle began recipe testing at home, creating a bold and flavorful chili oil versatile enough to add to anything they could think to put it on.
Each batch of their Chili Beak chili oil is still roasted and bottled by hand, using just a few carefully sourced ingredients. Unlike many other hot sauces, Chili Beak chili oil does not contain vinegar, which allows for the flavor of the chilis to shine through, balancing out the heat. After perfecting their original chili oil recipe, Jason and Giselle created an even spicier version by adding habanero peppers into the mix. This chili oil is not for the faint of heart, with the bright and fruity flavor of the habanero giving way to a lingering heat.