Thai cuisine is diverse, unlimited and variable. In Thai cuisine, balance, chaos and every particular detail are very important. Any Thai dish made must have the convergence of factors: taste “delicious”, look “delicious” and feel “delicious”.
Sweet spicy Thai sauce is available at grocery stores and supermarkets, but making your own sauce will make it easier for you to control the ingredients in it, which is safer and healthier.
Let’s find out how to do it now!
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons red chili powder
1 cup of water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tbsp tomato sauce (Tomato Ketchup)
1 and 1/2 tablespoons corn starch.
Add sugar, garlic and red chili powder, water, vinegar, salt, tomato sauce and fish sauce to pan and boil.
Mix the cornstarch with a little water and stir so that the mixture doesn’t get clumped and slowly add it to the pan.
Cook for 3-4 minutes until sauce thickens a little.
Turn off the heat and let it cool.
Place the sauce in a glass jar for about a month.
Use when needed.
Why should make sweet-spicy Thai sauce at home?
The main reason is that you will know and control the ingredients used to make sauces, meaning there will be no preservatives or artificial colors
It is very easy to do.
Most ingredients are readily available in your kitchen
Large batches and freezing can be made for long-term storage
Adjust the amount of chili
Control the consistency of the sauce. Thick to fry and thin for dipping.
How to preserve?
If not properly refrigerated and stored in a jar/container, the sauce may spoil. Use a clean glass jar to hold the sauce and always keep it in the refrigerator. By doing so, the sauce can be kept for up to a month.
Does the sauce contain Gluten?
The ingredients used in this recipe are all gluten-free so you can rest assured that it is gluten-free, suitable for people on gluten-free diets.
This is a vegetarian sauce?
Some versions of this sauce use fish sauce or soy sauce in it. So if you want to make the vegetarian version, replace the fish sauce with vegetarian or tamari soy sauce.
How to use sweet-spicy Thai sauce?
You can use this sauce to make dipping sauces for spring rolls, wontons, roasted crabs, grilled chicken, fried chicken, chicken wings, …
You can use it as a marinade for tofu, chicken, shrimp, fish (like salmon or tilapia) or beef before roasting them.
Used to stir-fry noodles, stir-fry rice, stir-fry vegetables, or chicken, shrimp, …
You can also replace sugar with stevia. 4-5 drops of stevia are enough to sweeten a sauce.