Microwave Garlic Thai Chile Oil
One of my co-workers gave me a big bag of thai chili peppers. Awesome stuff.
The grocery stores around here have jalapeno, long hot, serrano, habanero and poblano. That's it. So this fiery, foreign invader was an exciting thing to receive.
A really simple, yet extremely flavorful way to treat chilies is with an infused oil. You can then use that oil to dress any concoction of veg and beans.
2 tbls olive oil
2 bird's eye chilies, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsps salt
Add ingredients to a small bowl or ramekin. Microwave for 1 minute. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit overnight.
Pour over any combination of veg and beans. Add a splash of red wine vinegar.
Enjoy your stay in food paradise.
If you don't have access to fresh exotic chili peppers, dried versions will work in much the same way. Or you could attempt to grow your own.