Monday, 25 June 2012

Choose Your Adventure Hot Sauce

I used to love reading the Choose Your Own Adventure books. You pick up a book, decide how you want it go, and if you don't like it you can read the book all over again with a different ending. 

Today's recipe is kind of like a Choose Your Own Adventure book because you can make this Sweet Thai Chili Sauce as spicy or as sweet as you choose. It all depends on what you decide to do it. 

I made my first batch far too spicy for my tastes, but I fixed it by adding quite a bit more honey so the "story" of my Sweet Thai Chili Sauce has a happy ending!

Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 large red chili peppers, chopped (seeded if you like it mild or seeds left in if you want a little adventure)
1/3 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons honey (but keep the jar on hand if you were feeling dangerous and added your peppers with seeds because I added in about 1/3 cup of honey in total to make the flavour mild enough for me)
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Mince the garlic and chili peppers with a knife or a small food processor and add them to a small pot.

2. Add the vinegar to the same pot and turn the heat to medium high.

3. Add the sugar, honey, and salt to the same pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook until sauce thickens like a syrup, about 15-20 minutes.

4. Use as a condiment for chicken fingers, pork tenderloin, fries, or anything else you desire.

If you are looking for new ways to use this homemade sauce, I have a great soup coming up in the next few days that you won't want to miss!

1 comment:

  1. I know a few people who would love this recipe! Totally passing it on.