Monday, March 23, 2009

Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free, Easy, Frugal)

Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

Ingredients
1 cup unbleached cane sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

Directions
1)In a saucepan, comine the sugar, water, vinegar, garlic and salt.
2)Bring to a boil over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
3)Turn to medium-low and add the red pepper flakes.
4)keep cooking until the sauce is a little syrupy (18-25 min).
5)Let cool to room temperature, then keep refrigerate in an airtight jar for up to three weeks.
6)When using, heat a little bit until it thins to a slightly syrupy consistency.

I tend to freeze this in ice cube trays and microwave for 15 seconds.

This is amazing over rice and veggies, on a burger instead of ketchup, and to dip fries in!

3 comments:

Tangled Noodle said...

This is great! So simple and tasty - thank you!

Jo said...

wow! I love this... simple but delicious! Great idea, thank you for sharing!

nateb said...

This sounds really good - I have done a riff of this with rice vinegar as well. I love the idea of freezing it in ice cube trays too.