Tuesday 2 May 2017

Sweet Chilli Sauce

Whether it's for dipping, marinating or adding to a stir-fry, there are numerous uses for sweet chilli sauce. Without a doubt, you'll have a bottle in your cupboard of the store bought stuff that lacks in flavour, spice and has a weird texture.

Instead, why not make your own? It will take about 15-20 minutes, tastes insanely good and has an aroma that fills your kitchen. Not only does this recipe have much more flavour than any store bought but you can make it to how you like. If you're a spiceaholic, keep all the seeds in or add extra chilli. If mild is your preference, simply take some chilli away. Same goes for the thickness, if you like thicker, cook for longer. Cooking out for less time results in a thinner sauce. Bare in mind that upon cooling the sauce thickens.

Remember to keep checking back each week as over the months I will put together some great recipes highlighting this delicious homemade sweet chilli sauce that'll make your mouth water - not just your eyes from the spice.



5 garlic cloves
15g fresh ginger
1 small bunch coriander leaves
3 red chilli's
2 limes
20g soy sauce
60g white wine vinegar
150g caster sugar
25g water

  • Either blitz to a paste or very finely chop 1 red chilli whole 2 without seeds, the ginger, the coriander, the garlic and the lime zest. 
  • Once blitzed, add the juice of 1 lime, the soy sauce and the vinegar.
  • In a saucepan, mix the sugar and water over a medium-high.heat till the sugar dissolves.
  • Once dissolved, continue to cook without stirring till the sugar turns to a caramel. 
  • Stir in the first mixture. Be careful as the caramel will start to spit and steam.
  • Simmer gently for a couple of minutes before pouring into a clean jar.
  • Leave to cool before refrigerating.



  1. Great blog, just found it. I will try the recipe and I am planning to have it with the same ingredient that you mentioned above. I was looking for hot and sweet sauces and found your blog.

    1. Thanks, I hope you enjoy the recipes you try out.


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