David’s Chilli Oil – Much more than just a gourmet oil

by Hot Juan on May 18, 2010 · 3 comments

in Product Reviews, UK Retailers, UK Wholesale Suppliers

This is not just an “Oil and Chilli” blend; there is a whole extra level of flavour to be found here, and  Rape seed oil is becoming the new Olive oil,  its time may have come. I am sure you will see more and more gourmet products based on Rape seed oil.

David's Chilli Oil

David's Chilli Oil

When you open the jar, the smells like the welcome from my favourite oriental restaurant, the oil needs a good stirred before use, to make sure you get an even mix of all the good stuff.

Ingredients: R-Oil (Extra Virgin Rape Seed Oil) Dried Chilli (6%) shallots, Ginger, Garlic, Black Beans, Mixed Spices, Sugar, Salt.

Jars kindly provided by David Chilli Oil

Uses for this are really open to your imagination, I love just dipping fresh crusty bread in it as a starter, while it also works as a drizzle over a salad. In cooking it adds depth to a stir-fry, on the web site there is a very interesting recipe for “Slow Cooked Oriental Crispy Pork Belly” which will be making an appearance in our kitchen very soon.

If you visit the company’s web site that this is a small craft business, where the quality of the product has to do most of the selling and without tasting it first I am not sure the web site is helping give a good impression of the products. (Note: had a message from David that a new site is in development)

It comes in two varieties with a medium and hot version, the main difference between them is the medium has 4% chilli while the hot has 6%.

The oil used is called R-Oil is cold pressed rapeseed Oil. It is extracted in the same way as extra virgin olive oil, but has a much lower in saturated fat content 7% compared with 14% for olive oil, and a number other useful fatty acids like Omega 3, 6 & 9.

This is the kind of chilli product that is not designed to blow you away with heat, it is packed with flavour and I will probably find new uses for it every day, The packaging could do with a bit of an upgrade, it is not easy to use direct from the jar and the label while informative is a little basic in it style.

You can order online either at David’s website www.davidschillioil.com and also at the Virtual Farmers Market , a jar costs £10.00 which may seem a lot for a 308g jar, but it does go a long way and can be used to transform plain with a quick drizzle.

If you see the David’s stand at one of the shows I recommend you have a taste I am sure you will be very impressed.

Flavour
9.5/10
Heat
3/10
Packaging
5/10
Value
7/10
Overall
7.5/10

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avatar Marcus Carter May 20, 2010 at 7:32 am

I noticed it on sale at Jack O’shay butcher in Knightsbridge, London as well the other day

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avatar Hot Juan May 19, 2010 at 9:12 am

Used the hot version last night in a smoked fish and rice dish with excellent results..

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