Hainnanese Ginger-Scallion Oil Recipe

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Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Makes: 2 cups

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  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups sliced scallions (about 24 scallions)
  • 2-inch knob of ginger, grated on the medium holes of a box grater


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering (a scingle scallion dropped into it should sizzle immediately. Meanwhile, combine scallions and ginger in a medium bowl and season well with salt. When oil is hot, pour over scallions and ginger. It should sizzle for a few seconds. Allow to cool.

  2. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Serve with grilled meats, boiled chicken, on top of rice, or with anything else you'd like.