Sweet Chilli Sauce
Making your own sweet chilli sauce without all the additives and sugar is a must. This sauce is a staple in most households and with such fresh ingredients and being able to adjust the chilli heat, this sauce will be gobbled up in record time.
About this Recipe
By: Amanda Higgins
I learnt to make this sauce while at chef school, and it is difficult to buy store bought sweet chilli sauce since then. The favours of this sauce are amazing. There is less sugar in the homemade sauce and the chilli heat can be adjusted to your taste, so those wanting a very fiery sauce can go for it.
There are some surprising health benefits to eating chilli’s: improves digestive health and metabolism, alleviates migraines, may reduce risks of cancer, fights fungal infections, colds, and the flu, provides joint pain relief, fights inflammation, supports cardiovascular health, may improve cognitive functions, may improve longevity, promotes red blood cell growth, improve ocular health and keeps your hair and skin healthy and more, so load your meals up with this sauce to gain all the benefits.
- 500g tomatoes
- 100ml rice wine vinegar
- 100g sugar
- 2 large red chillies
- 1 red birds eye chilli
- 2 cloves of garlic
- a handful of chopped coriander
Step by Step Instructions
Simmer the rice wine vinegar and the sugar in a pan for a few minutes until all the sugar has dissolved.
Place all the tomatoes, chillies and garlic into a blender a blitz until you have a good course mixture. I leave the skins of the tomatoes on as I love all the texture they give, as well as the added vitamins which lie under the skin. If you are very fussy then blanch the tomatoes and remove all the skins.
Add the tomato mixture to the vinegar syrup and cook for 10 minutes or until you are happy with the consistency. It should have reduced and be a nice thick sauce.
Add the chopped coriander and adjust the seasoning to your taste.
If you don’t have birds eye chillies simply add more of the large chillies. You can also reduce or increase the amount of chillies depending on how hot or cool you like it.
This sauce keeps for weeks in the fridge.