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Test Kitchen Approved

Sweet Chile Sauce

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Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

1/2 cup sauce

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

An awesome sweet-and-hot sauce for egg rolls, potstickers, or stir-fry.

Serving Suggestions

Makes a great dipping sauce for egg rolls or potstickers. Use as a stir-fry sauce or condiment for noodle soup. Drizzle over goat cheese and serve with rice crackers for an Asian-inspired appetizer.

Recipe Notes

*For a unique umami version, swap fresh garlic cloves for one whole bulb of Black Garlic, cloves peeled.

Ingredients

5 cloves garlic, smashed*



1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    Crushed Red Pepper is a must in every kitchen (and on every pizzeria table in the U.S.). These chiles are about a 3 to 4 on a heat scale of 1 to 10...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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Directions

Using a mortar & pestle or small food processor, grind garlic, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, and Mayan Sea Salt into a coarse paste. Combine sugar, water, and vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 min. Stir garlic paste into sugar mixture and continue to simmer until it thickens just slightly into a syrupy consistency, about 10 more min. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature; sauce will thicken a bit more as it cools. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use with a few months.