Color chilena (Paprika oil)

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Color chilena (Paprika oil)
Color chilena (Paprika oil)
Servings:Servings: 16 - Makes about 350 ml
Calories per serving:276
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013

This oil is very popular in Chilean cooking as it keeps indefinitely


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  1. Heat the oil or lard in a saucepan and add the garlic cloves.
  2. Sauté over a low to medium heat until the garlic cloves are brown, then remove them from the pan and discard.
  3. Away from the heat, stir in the paprika until it is mixed well with oil.
  4. Cool and pour into a sterilised bottle.


Sometimes, this is made with lard, in which case, use 450 g lard instead.

Chef's notes

Make sure that the oil is not on the heat when adding the paprika as paprika turns bitter if overcooked. If you only wish to make a little of this oil, work on the basis that you will need 1 teaspoon of paprika to 2 tablespoons of oil. You end up with less oil than you started with as the paprika absorbs a lot of it and the oil is poured into the bottle leaving the paprika behind.

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