How To Make Garlic Chilli Sauce

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Homemade garlic chilli sauce

Homemade garlic chilli sauce

Christmas is only a few days away and I had just started any food preparation yesterday. Had been going out too much!….badminton, friends, cafes. It has been all fun and exciting but I need to start cooking! Oh, quite stressful to think of it. I told myself that I really need to get started. I went out just for a little while yesterday and quickly came back. I need to make chilli sauce and cranberry sauce for the meat dishes for my Christmas parties.

Christmas tree with decorations

Christmas tree with decorations

Before I got down to cooking, I told myself I need to finish up decorating the Christmas tree first. It looked so bare and ugly. I dressed it up at last…..wheeee! Look! Isn’t it gorgeous? I actually sat there for quite a while admiring it. It was fun putting up the lights and other decoration stuff. Feel proud of myself for having done it…a big pat on my own back! BIG SMILES.

Then I started cooking my garlic chilli sauce and cranberry sauce. Recently I bought a bottle of Thai garlic chilli sauce the supermarket. I must tell you. It is just SO good. I pour it over all types of meat and even eggs. The bottle finished in no time……hmmm. Just went to buy another bottle the other day. I know, I know, there are lots of preservatives in it but this is just too good to miss out. So, I decided to make my own…..cheaper and healthier.

Ingredients on label

Ingredients on label

I just wonder if you ever read the ingredients each time you buy food from the supermarket. I do that most of the time. I make sure my girls to do that too. Want to know what the ingredients say? Just take a look at the picture here. There are so many items I don’t even know what they are!! I just wonder whether you know.

Fresh red chillies

Fresh red chillies

Making chilli sauce is actually super easy. The main ingredient is fresh red chillies. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blitz. Then pour into a pot to boil for a while. That’s it! How easy is that? I’m sure anyone also can do. But my chilli sauce is a lot hotter than the one I bought. You can remove the seeds if you want it less hot.

Here’s my easy Homemade Garlic Chilli sauce recipe.

500g fresh red chillies (remove seeds if you want it less hot)
2 whole garlic (peeled)
1 big knob of ginger (maybe about 60g)
1T salt
1/4C sugar
1/2C vinegar
2 pieces chicken stock
2C of water (more if you like it more watery)

Put all ingredients in a blender

Put all ingredients in a blender

Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Cooking the chilli sauce

Cooking the chilli sauce

Pour into a pot and boil for a while. Turn off the heat and let cool. Serve with your favourite meat.

This homemade garlic chilli sauce is good for any meat and fish, even eggs. You can add it into other sauces while cooking other dishes or even when frying noodles or fried rice. It’s so cheap to make it yourself. Best of all…..NO preservatives and additives.

Right, I will be back soon to share with you my cranberry sauce with port recipe. So stay tuned.

Oh wait, don’t forget to visit my previous post about JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, written by my daughter. I actually enjoyed reading it and I hope you do too. It is motivational and inspiration.

Til then, see you in my next post. I do hope you have lots of fun this festive season.

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TasteHongKong  on December 20th, 2012

Can’t agree more, Mary! Let’s say goodbye to preservatives and additives with such lovely, fresh sauce. I bet it is also good for dipping, right?
Your X’mas tree shall look more beautiful when gifts arrive : )!
You too, have fun!

rebecca  on December 20th, 2012

this looks so good and bet it tastes better than the one from the store love your tree, have a merry christmas

Belinda @zomppa  on December 20th, 2012

Tree looks magnificent! There is no excuse to buy it from the store, eh?

somewhere in singapore  on December 20th, 2012

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

tigerfish  on December 20th, 2012

Oh that big pot of garlic chili sauce can be bottled up and sold! I think of chicken rice when I see this sauce. :p

Mich Piece of Cake  on December 20th, 2012

This makes my mouth water, I love to use this too. Didn’t know it can be so easily made, thanks for sharing the recipe. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Chris  on December 21st, 2012

I prefer not to cook it…just freeze in jars and use as needed, though once defrosted have to put in the fridge. Also, after years of doing this, I use the Filipino coconut vinegar vs the usual white. Flavour is better, less sharp. As well, just before eating the chili sauce, a squeeze of lime or lemon.

Katerina  on December 21st, 2012

Beautiful chili Mary! Perfect for the cold weather! I lovo garlic!

anne  on December 21st, 2012

Woah ! That much ingredients ?! Look at all those preservatives :P Mary , I think yours is BETTER than the store-bought ones :D I’m going to make another batch of Martin Yan’s chili sauce later but I’m gonna try your recipe sometime …

Ilan  on December 21st, 2012

Really nice tree and the chili looks nice and spicy!

Amy (Savory Moments)  on December 21st, 2012

This looks great - so much fresher and healthier than the store bought kind. I bet it’s so delicious!

Blackswan  on December 21st, 2012

Aw, I love recipes of making chillies! I enjoy eating spicy food, so I would always store different types of chillies. This is real good!

Mary, my Japan post is out! Hope u’ll enjoy reading as much as I do. Also, head over to my Giveaway announcement to see if u’re one of the lucky 10!! Ho ho ho!

maha  on December 21st, 2012

creative, I’d love to try it

Kristi Rimkus  on December 23rd, 2012

Hi Mary - sounds like you and I are on the same page when it comes to chili garlic sauce. I love it and usually buy it at the store, but I love the idea of making my own fresh sauce! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Mistletoe  on December 24th, 2012

I love spicy food. I’ll eat anything with chilli oil or chilli sauce if it’s in front of me. Never knew chilli sauce was so easy to make. Another recipe I’ll need to bookmark. Seems like my list is getting longer and longer every week. Haha. Btw, those chillies almost look fake. They’re so beautifully plump and red.
Mary, in case I don’t get a chance tomorrow, just want to wish you and your beautiful family a very merry Christmas! Hope it’s filled with much love, laughter, and great food. Please say merry Christmas to your girl for me and tell her Jabby says POWs! I don’t want to bother her. :) Big Christmas hugs!!!

suituapui  on January 2nd, 2013

My missus makes this. Always a big bottle in the fridge…

Sophie  on January 4th, 2013

MMMMM! A must make!

It looks freking delicious too! :) Yummm!

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