How to Make Sweet chili sauce

How to Make Sweet chili sauce - 1 8
  • 150g red chili peppers (Thai or Fresno chilies, deseeded and chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 120ml rice vinegar
  • 60ml water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water (for the cornstarch slurry)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Per serving
Calories: 100 kcal
Proteins: 0.5 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbohydrates: 24 g
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  • In a food processor or blender, combine the chopped red chili peppers and minced garlic. Blend until you have a smooth paste.
  • In a saucepan, add the chili-garlic paste, granulated sugar, rice vinegar, and water. Stir well to combine.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for about 5-7 minutes until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • In the meantime, prepare the cornstarch slurry. Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water until smooth.
  • Add the cornstarch slurry to the saucepan and continue stirring the sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.
  • Finally, add the salt to the sweet chili sauce and stir well.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the sweet chili sauce cool down before transferring it to a sterilized jar or container.

Sweet chili sauce is a delightful Thai condiment known for its perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness. Its vibrant red color and rich flavor make it an appealing addition to a wide range of dishes, adding a zingy kick that enhances the overall dining experience.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Sweet chili sauce is a popular condiment in Thai, Malaysian, and Vietnamese cuisines.
  2. The sauce is made primarily from red chili peppers, which are rich in capsaicin, giving it the characteristic heat.
  3. Some variations of the sauce may include other ingredients like ginger, lemongrass, or fish sauce, adding complexity to the flavor.
  4. The versatility of sweet chili sauce has made it popular in international cuisine, and it is commonly used in fusion dishes around the world.
  5. While it contains sugar, sweet chili sauce can still be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. It is best to be mindful of portion sizes due to its sugar content.
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