Thai sweet chilli sauce

This simple and tasty dip is a perfect accompaniment to give your food an oriental twist.

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5 hot red chillies
6 cloves of garlic
250ml caster sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground sweet paprika
130ml rice vinegar
130ml water
1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice (1 fresh lime)

1. Finely chop the garlic and chilli. Do also use the seeds from the chillies.

2. Place all the ingredients in a pan, apart from the fish sauce and lime juice.


3. Bring to boil, to dissolve the sugar. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10-15 minutes. While it’s warm it will stay quite liquid, but will get thicker once cooled. Depending on how thick you want it, you can simmer the mixture for longer, you will only know how to make it to your preferred consistency by trying it.

4. Take off the heat, add the fish sauce and lime juice, and mix together.