Thai Chili Garlic Sauce


This cool weather has inspired me to raise the heat in my kitchen. The Thai chilies in the garden have been thriving all summer long- between that and the CSA, I have an abundance of hot peppers around me.

I didn't have any gloves around so I bagged my  hand.
I didn’t have any gloves around so I bagged my hand.

I love spicy food. Well, I should say that I love spicy food that has flavor. It’s fun to test yourself to see how much heat you can handle but I prefer to actually be able to taste food and not be crying afterwards. I was smart enough to cover my hands albeit not smart enough to think about the air quality of the apartment. Luckily the spicy air is helping my roommate with her cold. My nostrils feel like they’re on fire.

Anyway, this chili sauce is pretty good! I used an emulsion blender so it’s not the consistency you’d find in the sore. With a bit of garlic and sugar, these chillies go from being tear-jerking tasty to delicious sweet spiciness! I give full credit to Andrea Nguyen‘s adaptions of Lili and Chuck’s (I can’t find a site for them.)

A food processor will make it smoother- this is what it looks like with an emulsion blender.

Thai Chili Garlic Sauce

  • 13-15 Thai chilis, stemmed and chopped (seeded or half-seeded to taste)
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  1. Combine the ingredients in a food processor. Blend until coarse. Transfer to a small pot.
  2. Simmer over medium high heat for 5-10 minutes, until softened.
  3. Transfer to a container and allow to cool. Store in the fridge.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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