Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

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Author Notes: At the beginning of the year, I decided to learn more about what I was eating and feeding my 7-year old son. I find myself reading a lot of labels now. Mostly to figure out what ingredients are in the dressings and sauces I enjoy. I'd rather make them at home without the preservatives and high fructose corn syrup I am finding on many labels. I like the choice of sweetening with fruit juice or agave and I'd rather my ingredients grow out of the ground, than in a laboratory.
I use this sauce for everything from fresh spring rolls to roasted chicken.

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

So easy and no corn starch, xantham gum made of corn syrup, or processed sugar. And you can adjust spice level by removing pepper seeds, sweetness and sour.

Makes 1 1/2 cups

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 red jalapeno peppers (take out seeds, depending on how spicy you want the sauce)
  • 1/2 cup palm sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour mixed with 2 T water
  1. Throw all the ingredients but the last (tapioca flour + water) in a blender. I use my trusty Magic Bullet.
  2. Heat in a sauce pan over medium heat until boiling and simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the flour/water mixture to thicken over heat for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Let cool and pour in a jar and store in the fridge.

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9 months ago dianna

this sauce is amazing !!!! I could eat this on so many things. And I think you could customize the flavors to your own tastes like adding ginger, soy sauce, or even peanuts. I'm looking forward to next pepper season so I can try these variations.


9 months ago edamame2003

so glad you like it! try it with mayo. yum!!!


over 4 years ago midnitechef

I busted my magic bullet after using it so often! I love sweet/hot sauce for stir fry, egg rolls, or just over chicken. I need to try this recipe! Have you ever included fresh ginger in this sauce?


about 5 years ago edamame2003

thanks mrslarkin! i love bedford and i wish I was there to try your scones--but I will try some of your recipes instead. i got the magic bullet from a talk show audience give-away. thought it was cheesy, but sure saves a lotta time!


about 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Glad I'm not only one who loves the Magic Bullet! Thanks for the recipe. Sounds great!