If you like super spicy hot sauce, you have to give this homemade Fresh Thai Chili Garlic Sauce recipe a try.
Danger: This Fresh Thai Chili Garlic Sauce is for serious hot chili afficianados. Do not attempt unless you are willing to have your nostril hairs burned off! I’m not trying to scare you off, just making sure you’re in the know before you try this XXXtra Hot Chili Sauce.
Made with fresh Thai chilies, including all their seeds (that’s what makes chilies super spicy), this Thai Chili Garlic Sauce is similar to sambal oelek that you’ll find at the supermarket, except it’s fresh-made.
Make sure you don’t rub your eyes after making this sauce until you’ve thoroughly washed your hands with soap and water.
As I was buzzing the chilies around in my food processor, the vapors made my nose run and I was sneezing by the end of it. Warning: Do not going anywhere close to the food processor while it is working on the chili sauce.
I let this Thai Chili Sauce “mature” or ferment on my countertop for a week, covered with a little plastic wrap. I think the extra bit of aging makes a big difference in the end product. This chili sauce is seriously good and seriously hot!
- 1 to 1½ cups fresh Thai chilies, stems trimmed
- 2 cloves fresh garlic
- ⅓ cup rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon organic sugar
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Store in a glass container and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit on the countertop for a week to develop flavors. Refrigerate after that.
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