Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
We took some time to tinker in our kitchen with our sweet and spicy Thai Sweet Chili Seasoning, since the best way to understand how to use a blend is to experiment with it. Thai Sweet Chili Seasoning was originally developed as a way to get the flavor of a traditional Thai dipping sauce, without having to take up shelf space in the fridge with another bottle. Our test kitchen played around with sauces and glazes. The base seasoning blend has Thai roots, so we leaned into the existing palate and emphasized the time-honored manner in which Thai cuisine plays sweet against sour. Requiring only two steps to complete, our Thai Sweet Chili Sauce brings tremendous taste to a table with a minimum of work.
This sauce was originally made as a finishing sauce for our Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Wings, to add an extra layer of juicy flavor at the end of cooking. While it was intended for wings, that doesn’t mean it’s got to be limited to wings. This sauce, sweet with additional honey and tart with extra lime, would be wonderful on grilled shrimp or on crusted pork loin. Serve a small bowl of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce on the side with a piece of baked cod, or drizzled over the crunchy slaw that tops fish tacos.
- 4 Tablespoons Thai Sweet Chili Seasoning
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup water
- Juice of 2 medium-sized limes
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and whisk. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat.
2. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.