INGREDIENTS: 3 shallots, thinly sliced
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 star anise
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 tsp whole peppercorn
1 1/2 cups avocado oil
1/4 cup crushed red pepper flakes
3 tsp paprika
In a medium sized pot, on medium/low heat, add the shallots, garlic, star anise, cinnamon stick, peppercorn, and oil.
Cook, stirring occasionally for 20-25 minutes until the shallots and garlic start to brown.
Strain the oil through a metal sieve into a glass bowl.
Add the red pepper flakes and paprika to the oil, mix well.
When the mixture is cool, store in an airtight jar for up to 2 months.