Rayu - Japanese Chili Oil
Rayu is a condiment commonly found in ramen shops and gyoza restaurants. It’s possible to buy a premade supermarket version, but nothing compares to homemade.
It keeps for a couple of months in a glass jar at room temperature.
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1 Tbsp garlic, chopped
- 1 Tbsp green onion (white part only), minced fine
- ½ cup roasted sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp Shichimi Togarashi or Korean pepper, ground
- 1 Tbsp Maras pepper
Put ginger, garlic, green onion and half the oil in a small pot. Over medium-high heat, bring to a light simmer and continue, without letting it bubble too much, for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Add the Shichimi Togarashi and Maras pepper and stir well.
Let cool to room temperature. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of sesame oil.
If you wish, strain the oil and keep it in a sealed jar.