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Home-made sweet chilli sauce

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I am totally addicted to sweet chilli sauce- I add it to loads of things and love the sweet/ savoury kick it gives.  I am very conscious that it is loaded with sugar which is why it tastes so good but a little of what we fancy does us good- right? I decided to make […]


I am totally addicted to sweet chilli sauce- I add it to loads of things and love the sweet/ savoury kick it gives.  I am very conscious that it is loaded with sugar which is why it tastes so good but a little of what we fancy does us good- right?

I decided to make my own.  My thinking is that while sugar is bad for us, we do need some in our diets and a home made version using all fresh natural ingredients with no preservatives has to better for us

I was really pleased with the results and delighted that it tastes as good as the real thing without the additives !

To make it you will need the following:

Ingredients for sweet chilli sauce

  • 4 red peppers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 100g red chillies
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 225g sugar
  • 300 mls white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsps salt
  • a few twists of ground black pepper

 

Instructions

  • Roast the red peppers and remove the skins
  • skin the tomatoes and remove the seeds (the best way to do this is to drop them into boiling water which loosens the skin)
  • Peel the garlic cloves and ginger
  • remove the seeds from the chillies
  • place the peppers, tomatos, ginger, garlic and chillies in a food processor and blitz well
  • add all the other ingredients to a pan and pour in the chilli mixture

 

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  • bring to the boil and then simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the mixture is thick and syrupy

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Pour into sterilised jars
I hope that you enjoy this as much as me!

 


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4 responses to “Home-made sweet chilli sauce”

    • Mary- thanks for the comment. they should be red chillies. I tend to use larger ones which are easier to get the seeds out of. The little ones like birds eye chillis are hard to handle.

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