Lately I've been hankering for some more but for obvious reasons their recipe is a closely guarded secret. I found two versions online that other people had made but I wasn't really thrilled about certain parts of each one. So I took what I liked from each one, smushed them together with very little measuring, and BAM! I have created a decent representation of my beloved Spicy Hot Tomato Oil. It's a bit chunkier than the original (I imagine that the restaurant strains or purees it but I am obviously too lazy for that), I was hesitant with adding bucket loads of oil, and I think I need to kick the spice up a tad more but overall it satisfied my craving! Plus it's Boy approved. I apologize for the lack of measuring with the spices but that's really something you should do to taste anyway!
My Attempt at Spicy Tomato Oil
(from my kitchen!)
2 cans (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
2 cups olive oil (I would go back to one as a personal, a trying to be healthier preference)
1/2 cup garlic, sliced
2 ounces asian chili oil (contains pepper flakes)
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/3 cup honey
1. Pour olive oil into a pot and heat to medium. Add garlic and cook until golden.
2. Add in tomatoes, chili oil, cayenne, and honey.
3. Let simmer for a bit.
4. At this point I blended half of it and then poured it back into the pot. This still leaves some whole garlic slices.
5. Try not to eat it all.
Not the most attractive picture but it's suppose to be oily, after all it's spicy tomato oil not sauce! The container I had from NY separated like this too so I'm taking that as a good sign. Having the slices of garlic is also authentic. Overall I think it's a great imitation of the Spicy Hot Tomato Oil Recipe!
For comparison here is a picture of the real deal, Spicy Hot Tomato Oil right from Syracuse.