Homemade thai Sweet Chilli Sauce – make it hot or make it mild … the choice is yours.

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I just had to share this picture of the fireplace in the kitchen, where all the food was prepared. Chú ý the bread oven on the left! We’ve come a long way since those days.

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After all our wandering around we were starving, so we ended up at a wonderful thai restaurant called Siam Seasons where we had THE most delicious meal. (No – I haven’t been incentivised to write that – but if you are ever in Ely it’s worth a visit). We enjoyed the food so much that I decided khổng lồ try lớn replicate some of the dishes myself at home the next day.

This first one that I am sharing is for thai Sweet Chilli Sauce, a classic dipping sauce found in many kitchen cupboards.

It has a distinctive sweet & hot chilli flavour, with a hint of garlic. Sweet chilli sauce can be used in any dish, in a marinade, or alone as a dipping sauce. It’s also also great for adding khổng lồ stir-fries và noodle dishes.

You could also try using it on a pizza instead of the traditional tomato. I’m thinking sweet chilli base, covered with sliced baby marrow, red bell peppers, & pineapple, topped with shredded chicken. Yummy!

Ingredients for thai Sweet Chilli Sauce

You can get the complete các mục of ingredients và full instructions on how khổng lồ make this recipe on the printable recipe thẻ at the over of this post.

To make thai Sweet Chilli Sauce you will need the following ingredients:

½ cup (150 ml) trắng Wine Vinegar – you could also use rice vinegar or plain trắng vinegar. Don’t use malted vinegar.½ cup (150 ml) Brown Sugar – for the sweetness½ cup (150 ml) water3 Tablespoons Fish Sauce2 Tablespoons Rice Wine – substitute with Sherry if you don’t have rice wine3 cloves Garlic (minced) – You can substitute with 1 teaspoon shop-bought bottled minced garlic1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes This will make it quite hot – adjust according to your own taste1 Tablespoon Lime Juice This is optional but I like to showroom it for the extra flavour it gives.

How to make bầu Sweet Chilli Sauce

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and allow khổng lồ simmer until it starts to thicken (20 – 25 minutes)When you first showroom the ingredients, you will notice that the chilli flakes are floating on the top. As the sauce cooks & thickens, the chilli flakes will become suspended. That’s the time to take it off the stove.As it cools it will thicken some more, & will have a consistency of runny honey.To store it, just pour it into a sterilised jar and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to lớn use it. It will keep in the fridge for at least 2 months.

Sterilise your jars in the microwave

If you sterilise your jars before storing food in them, it will get rid of any micoscopic nasties that might be lurking in there which will cause your food to lớn go off.

I’ve found the easiest way khổng lồ sterilise a jar is in the microwave.Wash the jar in hot soapy water, rinse and place it in the microwave whilst still wet. Microwave on full power nguồn for 45 seconds. Obviously, you can’t bởi vì the metal lid in the microwave, so for the lids just wash with the jar and then place in a saucepan of boiling water and allow lớn boil for a couple of minutes. Leave to cool.

A final note on the chilli

You should adjust the chilli to lớn your own taste.

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I have used dried chilli flakes in the recipe & I find that one teaspoon is just about the right amount for my taste. It has a fair amount of heat & lots of flavour, but doesn’t burn too much.

You could substitute the dried chilli flakes with an equivalent amount of fresh finely chopped red chillis if you prefer.


What goes well with bầu Sweet Chilli Sauce?

Thai Sweet Chilli sauce is delicious as either a dipping sauce, or as an addition to lớn many dishes.

You can use it as a dip for these recipes:

You can also include it in this recipe for Chilli Tomato Sauce.

And if you enjoyed making this recipe, why not try your hand at making a jar of Mrs Balls Chutney. It is easier than you think.


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