Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

The recipe box is closed. Read about why and how to export your data »

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 1 1/2 cups
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoon water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 medium cloves of garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Fresno, red Thai chilies, or red jalapeƱo peppers (seeds left in for a hotter sauce)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Procedures

  1. 1

    In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch. Set aside.

  2. 2

    In a medium saucepan, mix together remaining 1 cup water, garlic, peppers, sugar, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. 3

    Stir cornstarch mixture to re-combine, then whisk into simmering sauce and cook until thickened, about 1 minute more. Remove from heat, let cool, and use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Comments

Add a rating with your comment:

Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: