Homemade Sweet and Chili Sauce
Homemade Sweet and Chili Sauce is a convenient and flavorful alternative to store-bought Asian sauces. To whip up a batch, you’ll need basic ingredients like minced garlic, red jalapeno peppers (or Thai red chilies, or crushed chili flakes for heat), sugar, water, vinegar, and salt. For thickening the sauce, a mixture of cornstarch and water does the trick. The preparation is straightforward and requires a blender if using fresh chili peppers. After blending, the mixture is heated in a saucepan until it reaches a boil, then simmered on low for 3 minutes. The addition of the cornstarch-water mixture helps achieve the desired consistency. Once done, let the sauce cool and adjust the heat level to your preference. This homemade sauce pairs wonderfully with dishes like spring rolls and grilled chicken.
Making your own Sweet and Chili Sauce offers the convenience of not having to make a trip to the store. The key ingredients, including garlic, red peppers, sugar, water, vinegar, and salt, come together to form a flavorful base. Depending on your preference for spiciness, you can opt for red jalapeno peppers, Thai red chilies, or crushed chili flakes. To thicken the sauce, a simple mixture of cornstarch and water does the job effectively. The preparation process involves blending the ingredients (if using fresh chili), then bringing the mixture to a boil in a saucepan before simmering for a brief 3 minutes. The cornstarch mixture is then added to achieve the desired texture. Once cooled, feel free to adjust the heat level to suit your taste.
This homemade sauce is a versatile addition to your culinary repertoire. Its simple yet flavorful combination of ingredients allows for a customized heat level. The garlic, red peppers, sugar, water, vinegar, and salt blend harmoniously to create a base that can be tailored to your liking. Whether you choose to use red jalapeno peppers, Thai red chilies, or crushed chili flakes, the sauce can be spiced up to your preference. Thickening the sauce with a mixture of cornstarch and water ensures a perfect consistency. The cooking process involves blending the ingredients (if using fresh chili) and then simmering the mixture for 3 minutes after it reaches a boil. Afterward, let the sauce cool and adjust the heat level to your liking.
Serve your Homemade Sweet and Chili Sauce with a variety of dishes for a delightful culinary experience. Its versatility makes it an excellent accompaniment to a range of foods, from spring rolls to grilled chicken. The sauce’s balanced blend of garlic, red peppers, sugar, water, vinegar, and salt provides a delightful base that can be customized to suit your desired level of spiciness. Whether you opt for red jalapeno peppers, Thai red chilies, or crushed chili flakes, you can adjust the heat to your liking. The addition of a cornstarch-water mixture ensures the sauce reaches the perfect texture. After preparing, let the sauce cool, and don’t forget to tweak the heat level to your preference before serving.
|2 to 3 garlic cloves minced
|2 red (not green) Jalapeno pepper or 4 Thai red chilies or 1 tablespoon of crush chili flake
|1/2 cup of sugar
|3/ 4 cup of water
|1/4 cup of vinegar
|1/2 tablespoon of salt
To thicken the sauce
|1 tablespoon of corn starch
|2 tablespoon of water
|Mix and set a side
Directions to make Homemade Sweet and Chili Sauce
- Mix all the ingredients in a blender if you use fresh chili
- Transfer the mixture in a sauce pan heat on medium heat until it is boiling
- Turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes
- Add the cornstarch water to the mixture to thicken the sauce
- Turn the heat off let the sauce cool
- Do adjust the heat the way you like it
Serve with spring rolls, grill chicken
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Serving Size: 4
Calories Per Serving: 119