Ginger Scallion Oil Recipe

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  • 8 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: serves 6
Ratings

This goes nicely with cold poached chicken or with many types of fish.

What You'll Need

  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped scallion (green onion)
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped (2 1/2 - 3 teaspoons)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil

How to Make It

1. Set scallions aside in a small heatproof bowl. Stir in the ginger and salt.

2. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until it is shimmering on the bottom and very hot but not yet smoking (about 300° F).

3. Carefully pour the oil into the scallion/ginger mixture. It will sizzle for a few seconds. Once it stops sizzling, stir, and then let stand for 2 minutes before serving.



Ginger Scallion Sauce - it makes a nice accompaniment to seafood