Chef John's Thai-Style Sweet Chili Sauce

Chef John's Thai-Style Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons sambal chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 6 cloves finely crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced Thai chili peppers (bird's eye peppers)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. Place 1/2 cup cold fresh water and vinegar in a saucepan. Whisk in Asian fish sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, sambal chili sauce, and cornstarch. Whisk until cornstarch disappears. Place over medium-high heat and bring up to a simmer stirring occasionally. As it bubbles, it will start to thicken up. Remove pan from heat.
  2. Whisk garlic and chili into hot mixture. Add fresh lime juice; whisk again. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature before checking for seasonings.
  3. If not using immediately, transfer to a glass jar with a lid. Refrigerate.

05/08/2018
Chef John's Thai-Style Sweet Chili Sauce, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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