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Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce

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“This is similar to the orange type of sweet/hot sauce with flecks of hot pepper in it used in many Asian dishes and sometimes as a condiment or dipping sauce. Cheaper than buying retail (a major brand is Mae Ploy) and tastes just as good.”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
2/3 cup
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Remove stems from chillies (leaving seeds in is optional) and place chillies and peeled whole garlic in a mortar and grind into a paste (some pieces of the chillies can remain visible).
  2. Or alternately, you may place in a small spice mill set on pulse.
  3. Combine ground garlic/chilli mixture with fish sauce, rice vinegar, water and sugar in a small saucepan, and whisk together.
  4. Set heat on medium, and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring, until mixture has thickened and lightly coats the back of a spoon, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool, and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until used.

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