Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce
Today's recipe is a home made sweet and spicy pineapple chili sauce made with simple ingredients. It has a right balance of flavor,sweetness and the chilies add a kick of spice. It is a perfect condiment and is an addictive dipping sauce.You can also pair it with fried rice, spring rolls or grilled meat or fish.Numerous variations exist for this condiment which is easy to make can be customized.Try this, you will surely love it.
Recipe adapted from: Cooks Southeast Asian by James McNair
Pineapple juice- 2 cup
Finely chopped pineapple- 1 tbs
Bird eye chilly finely chopped- 1 tbs
Chilly flakes- 1 tbs
Minced garlic- 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Distilled vinegar- 1/2 cup
Water- 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Into a sauce pan add strained pineapple juice, chopped pineapple,water and sugar and bring it to a boil. Add vinegar,minced garlic, chopped bird eye chili and dry chilly flakes and salt and stir. Reduce the flame to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is syrupy and reduced to half. This will take around 30 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools down.
Note:If you wish to thicken the sauce quickly you can combine one tsp of corn starch and water to make a slurry. Whisk in the corn starch and continue to simmer for two minute or till the sauce thickens.
When it cools down cover tightly and refrigerate. This can be store in refrigerator for up to two months.
Hope you will all enjoy!