OMG sweet chilli sauce

    55 min

    This is an excellent sweet chilli sauce, good with chilli fish cakes, papadums, nibbles, etc. It's very similar to chilli sauces you can buy from the shops, sticky, sweet and as hot as you like!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 red pepper, cut into 2cm squares
    • 100ml water, or as needed
    • 100g sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes, or to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Add water, sugar and chopped pepper into a small pot make sure most of the pepper is covered by the water. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 40 minutes, by which time the liquid will be syrupy, just add small amounts of water if its in danger of drying, there should be roughly the same amount of syrup as pepper after 40 minutes.
    2. Leave to cool until there is no danger of cracking a blender (as I did) and add all the contents of the pot to a blender. Blend finely.
    3. Pour the contents of the blender back into the pot (sometimes if the skin is tough on the pepper I sieve it back into the pot).
    4. Bring slowly back to a simmer, add your desired amount of chili flakes, then be careful it doesn't burn and simmer for 10 minutes. It should get thicker and clearer.
    5. Leave to cool and enjoy!


    I make batches with multiple peppers by the ratio of one pepper to 100ml of water and 100g sugar and then the desired amount of chilli flakes. You can use other colours of peppers, but some colours make an awful colour of sauce so beware!

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    Was great to have a sweet chilli sauce that was not too hot  -  16 Oct 2016