Sweet chilli sauce – combines flavours from different parts of the world, it is sweet, spicy and sticky, but crispy chicken or barbecue cannot do without it, and it is a great idea for sausages. It is easy to prepare at home, and have a better option than purchased at the supermarket.
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Sweet and spicy sauce with ribs or chicken wings is something that everyone loves. The combination of ginger, garlic, chilli, and red sweet pepper is sweet and spicy at the same time.
It takes about 20 minutes to make, and you can leave the bowl of it to thicken. What we need for this:
- red sweet pepper;
- red chilli pepper;
- ginger root;
- canned cherry tomatoes;
- red wine vinegar.
Do you know how to make sweet chili sauce? It’s easy: grind pepper, ginger, and garlic in a food processor until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan and cook for 90 minutes.
When cooking at home, you can control not only the quality of the products used, but also the spiciness and thickness of the sauce. You’ll also make your own sauce recipe that’s perfect for you.
Why not use canned cherry tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes? Cherry tomatoes are a little sweeter and don’t have as much liquid as canned diced tomatoes do. You can use canned tomatoes if you like. Just drain off a few tablespoons of the liquid and add it to the pan.
Find a great selection of canned cherry tomatoes at this link!
Storage: this sauce will keep for 3 months in a sealed, sterilized jar in a cool, dark cupboard. It must be refrigerated after opening.
Homemade sweet chilli sauce
Sweet chilli sauce
This Sweet Chilli Sauce recipe is sweet, spicy and makes a great dipping sauce. It's not difficult to make and super satisfying to know you made it yourself!
- 8 red peppers - deseeded and roughly chopped
- 8-10 red chillies (see note 1) - roughly chopped
- finger-sized piece fresh root ginger - peeled and roughly chopped
- 8 garlic cloves - peeled
- 400 g (14 oz) tin cherry tomatoes - *Replace with finely chopped good quality tinned tomatoes if preferred
- 760 g (4 cups) golden caster sugar
- 210 ml (⅞ cup) red wine vinegar
Chop the peppers, chillies (with seeds), ginger and garlic by hand or in a food processor until finely chopped.
Clean and chop the ginger root roughly and send it to the food processor. Peel the garlic and finely chop it by hand or add it to a food processor together with ginger and pepper.
Grind all the ingredients with the help of a combine to a homogeneous mass.
Transfer everything to a large saucepan. Add canned tomatoes. It is not a matter of principle whether to take whole or cut tomatoes. It will not affect the taste.
Add sugar and vinegar. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
Bring to the boil. Skim off any scum that comes to the surface, then turn the heat down and let it bubble gently for about 90 mins-1.5 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir more frequently during the last 20 mins or so, and give the tomatoes a mush with a fork if they haven't broken down.
The sauce should thicken during this time, but will still be pouring consistency (about the consistency of tinned tomato soup). It can be cooked for longer if it still looks very thin (but it will thicken more once cooled).
Once the sauce has thickened, turn off the heat and leave to cool for 20 mins or so. Then carefully pour into sterilized jars, place lids on and leave to cool completely before storing (see notes on storage).
Enjoy the unsurpassed taste of sweet chili sauce!!!
What variety of chillies for sweet chilli sauce?
Used Fresno or Serenade chillies - these are the most common 'regular red chillies' found on supermarket shelves. They're relatively mild (Scoville rating of 2,500 to 8,000 - about the heat of a jalapeño). You can bump up the heat by adding or replacing a couple of the chillies with hot chillies - such as Thai chillies (birds eye chillies).
This sauce will keep for 3 months in a sealed, sterilized jar in a cool, dark cupboard – refrigerate once opened.
Why use tinned cherry tomatoes and not chopped tomatoes?
The cherry tomatoes are a little sweeter and don't contain as much liquid as chopped tinned tomatoes. You can replace with good quality finely chopped tinned tomatoes. Or you can replace with regular chopped tinned tomatoes if you prefer, just drain off a few tablespoons of the liquid before adding.
Nutritional Information is per tablespoon
Serving Size2 large jars (16 fl oz)
Amount Per Serving Calories 59Sodium 10mgCarbohydrates 14gSugar 13g
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