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Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce


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  • Prep time
  • 5 mins
  • Cook time
  • 15 mins
  • Total time
  • 20 mins
  • This sauce tastes a lot fresher than its bottled counterpart. Also, it’s a bit more spicy…but that’s what I LOVE about it. Bring on the heat! If you’re not so much into the heat, only use half of the red pepper flakes or omit the sriracha.
  • Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp finely minced garlic (about 5-6 garlic cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (or less)
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp of cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt



Step 1

Add 1/4 cup water, rice vinegar, and sugar to a pot over medium-high heat. When the mixtures starts to boil, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Bring the boil down to a simmer and let it simmer for another couple of minutes. This will make sure all of the flavors get infused nicely.
Add the sriracha.
In a separate small bowl, mix the cornstarch and 1 TB cold water until the cornstarch is dissolved.
Bring the sauce to a low boil again and add the cornstarch/water mixture and salt.
The sauce will begin to thicken up immediately. Cook, while constantly stirring, until the mixture reaches desired thickness…about 3-5 minutes.
Let the sauce cool and then dip away!

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