Tilapia is mild and sweet-tasting with a delicate flesh. You can substitute catfish or flounder fillets if you can’t find tilapia.
This oil adds a lot of flavor to any dish and especially Asian fare, but don’t limit its use. It’s also great on a simple salad of mixed greens and bean sprouts.
This recipe and others can be found in the following article: The Tongue-Numbing “Flower Pepper” of Sichuan Province by Kimberly Dukes
Try tea-smoking as an Asian alternative to boring roasted turkey this Christmas. It’s a style of cooking meat that hails from China’s Sichuan (formerly Szechuan) region, which is known for its hot, spicy cuisine.