Friday, October 05, 2007

Chicken Rice Chilli Sauce (without garlic and shallot)

Although there are many commercial chilli sauces available, nothing beats the taste of a freshly made sauce such as this one. It can be kept in the fridge for up to a month. This recipe does not call for any garlic or shallot.

Preparation: 15 mins

Ingredients (makes 150g)
° 100g (6-8) fresh red chilli, seeded and halved
° 1-2 fresh red chilli padi (optional)
° 25g ginger, coarsely chopped
° 1 tablespoon white rice vinegar or distilled white vinegar
° 5 tablespoons (6-8 limes) freshly squeezed kalamansi lime juice
° 1-2 teaspoons sugar
° ½ teaspoon salt
° 1 teaspoon cooking rice wine (optional)

Method
1. Puree the chilli and ginger in a blender or food processor until it is smooth.
2. Transfer the mixture to a glass container, add vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt and cooking wine. Mix well and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Tip
1. Serve with light soy sauce if desired. Dilute with water or lemon juice if the chilli sauce is too thick upon serving. Stock can be added to make it tasty.
2. Do not add any chilli padi if a milder flavour is preferred.
3. Cooking rice wine is added if chilli sauce is to be kept for more than a week to a month. Cooking wine, by definition, is a very inexpensive wine that has been treated with salt as a preservative.
4. To prepare fresh chilli, rinse them under water and cut them lengthways. Remove and discard the seeds using a knife.

2 comments:

syon said...

i know you posted this about a year ago, but i just wanted to let you know that i'm really glad i found it a year later 'cause i just tried it out, and it was awesome! i added garlic and shallots to it tho 'cause i love them. =)

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Syon

So nice of you telling me. I like the version with garlic and shallots too. That was my mom's recipe.

Thanks :)

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