By Comedie on May 05, 2005
Photo by reciprocity
Photo by reciprocity
"Sweet and a little spicy. Our basic condiment in the house. Very quick and simple to make. Based on the Lemon Grass Restaurant's cookbook "The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking". We always have a jar on hand in the frig. Many different ground chili paste nomenclatures. If unsure, read the ingredients: red chili peppers, salt, vinegar, and sesame oil are basic to all of them. Usually in a clear plastic jar with a green or red plastic lid."
Serving Size: 1 (618 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Delicious! I just used crushed red chili's as I did not have any paste, and used sweet rice flour instead of cornstarch and it was awesome! Thank you!"
"Close to, and just as good as, the bottled version. I used a slighly different method: first making a simple syrup and then adding the thickener. It is easy to change the amount of chili to suit your taste without needing to adjust anything else. Nice translucent red orange color."
"This is pretty good. HOT but good. I'm going to cut back on that chili sauce and I think this would make a good sweet and sour sauce too if you added some pineapple juice or chunks."
"Mmm, I love Thai sweet chili sauce at restaurants.... but I've never trusted the bottled stuff. Thanks to this recipe I can make my own for a fraction of the cost and without any mysterious filler. Thanks for sharing."
"It was a little on the spicy side for me but I'm a total wimp :) Very easy recipe and a great sauce!"
"I needed Sweet Chili Sauce for another recipe & gave this one a shot...turned out perfect!! DH never had sweet chili sauce before (very sheltered) and so he was the taste tester....sweet? spicy? tangy? syrupy consistency - yup!!!!! The flavors were balanced perfectly. Thank you so much!! Will never buy that other stuff again which is probably loaded with MSG. Thanks Comedie!!"
"We really liked this! I only used 2 tbsp of sambal oelek and that was plenty. I think I probably used 4 tsp of garlic (5 cloves). I used this on my "spring roll salad", which has all of the spring roll ingredients that I love, and it was really good. Will definitely be keeping this for future use! Thank you!"
"We LOVED this recipe. It made our shrimp lettuce wraps to die for!!"
"I LOVE this stuff and I pair it with Coconut Shrimp. Yummy! Can't get enough, so I will take the advice of the auther and make extra to keep in fridge. Thanks for the recipe."
"Spot on. Next time I make this I'll probably puree the pre-boil mix to get the garlic minced better."
"We really liked this with our Golden Fried Tofu Bites #101891. I subbed dried cilantro and can not wait to try with the fresh. This sauce was faaaaaaaantasic and just explodes with flavor. Thank you."
"Yummy! This was super simple to make, used ingredients that I already had on hand, and tasted delicious. Not too hot, but still with quite a kick. I’ll be making this one a lot!"