First post on this exchange so I hope this is appropriate!
Anyway, I don't cook much, so I made something simple following this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSSF4O4o2eE Since I love chili.
Anyways, I have it bottled, and I didn't refrigerate it the past few days. If it's been on the shelf (and stays on the shelf) how long do I have till it goes bad? I cant really tell...
And, since it may be a lost cause for my current recipe, how can I lengthen its shelf life for the future? Recipe looks pretty simple, can't imagine adding anything that wont mess up the intended flavor.
1 cup vegetable oil 1/4 kilogram garlic, chopped 15 pieces bird's eye chilies (add more if you want it spicier) 2 tablespoons salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3/4 cup water
1 Pour oil in a preheated pan, add the garlic and let it cook for 5 minutes.
2 Add the chilies, brown sugar, salt and black pepper. Allow to cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
3 Add water then let it simmer and cook for 30 minutes or until the garlic turns dark brown. Mix occasionally to prevent the garlic from burning.