Sweet Chili Sauce - Chinese

Sweet Chili Sauce - Chinese

Great with deep-fried food

Ingredients:

* 1 lbs fresh red chilies

Ingredients A:

* 1 small piece shrimp paste
* 3 ½ oz dried chilies
* 3 oz ginger
* 1 ½ oz raisins
* 1 ½ ozs garlic

* ½ quart water
* 10 oz sugar
* 3 tbsp salt
* ¾ cup vinegar

Directions:

  1. Remove the stems of the fresh chilies, wash and drain.
  2. Blend all the ingredients A with half of the red chilies. Add some water. Blend till you have a fine texture. Add in the rest of the chilies and continue to blend till fine.
  3. Combine the water, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Bring to the boil. Add in the blended chili mixture and simmer for 30 mins on a very low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent the bottom from sticking.
  4. When the sauce is quite thick, pour in the vinegar and simmer for another 5 mins.
  5. Leave to cool in a large bowl before storing in dry, clean bottles.