Sticky Sweet Chili Sauce




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There are dozens of brands of sweet chili sauce in the shops and some of the are very good value for money so why would we make our own sauce then?
First of all, its just fun to do and secondly, by making your own sauce you can adapt the sweetness and the heat to your own taste. So feel free to experiment with the ingredients.

This sauce has no preservatives in it so put it in the fridge to extent its shelflife.

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white vinigar
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • about 25grams of ginger
  • some coreander leaves
  • a pinch of salt
  • a chili pepper
You have to adapt the kind and amount of peppers to your own taste. If you are brave, you can use half a habanero pepper (or even a whole one) for a fiery sauce or you can use a deseeded red chilli for a milder taste.

  1. Clean  the garlic and the ginger.
  2. Use a foodprocessor to chop the garlic, ginger, chili and coreander.
  3. Pour the water, the vinegar and the sugar in a pan. Put on the heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Wait for the mixture to cook. When it cooks, you can add the chopped ingredients together with the salt.
  5. Let the sauce reduce on a mild fire until the sauce become thick and sticky.
  6. Pour the sauce into a glass recipient and let it cool down.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome stuff - I cooked some this evening, and the sauce is HOT!!! but very tasty.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe! ♥♥♥

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I ♥♥♥ love ♥♥♥ it! I'll make several batches as christmas presents, I think.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    For Americans like me :-) Fresh coriander is what we call Cilantro, available in the produce section of a supermarket. 28 grams of ginger is about an ounce. Since this is fresh ginger root (also available in the produce section), you can't just do a tablespoon or two, but I would just guess at it. A slice of bread weighs about an ounce. No bread in my house, but four quarters also weighs about an ounce, so maybe that will help you estimate.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I have lots of herbs in my garden so no supermarkets for me ;-)