Sweet Chilli Sauce

"Another recipe from the Weekly Times. I am posting here to make when chilli's are cheap and plentiful. Thought this might interest some-one."
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Ready In:
1-2 bottles




  • Coarsely chop half of the chillies and remove the seeds from the remaining chillies and coarsely chop. (Wash hands after chopping).
  • Place the chillies, capsicums and salt into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a medium saucepan, add the chilli mixture and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Stir in sugar and vinegar then bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and boil gently, uncovered, for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic then boil gently for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stand for 2 minutes. Pour sauce into wide necked bottles and seal immediately.

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  1. I had a bag of chillies in my freezer I needed to use but when I weighed them, I was short by about 50g. SO, I made up the difference with a big chunk of red capsicum extra to the two. Now I knew my chillies were hot little things so thought it might balance things out. I have to tell you this is THE hottest think I have ever cooked in my kitchen and possibly ever tasted so I'll be using it sparingly and thinking of you Tis for a long, long, long time to come. If I ever get to the bottom of the last hot jar, I'll take more notice of your advice to use bigger, milder chillies next time. But this tastes great, is a gorgeous colour and was fun and easy to make.
  2. Yum! Great colour and consistency and I thought the sesame oil and garlic was a nice touch. I was using some smaller hot chillis so roughly seeded the whole lot so only a few seeds remained which worked well to make sure it wasn't too hot.



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