Monday, February 10, 2014

Recipe: Homemade Chilli Sauce (To go with Roasted Meat)

Whenever we have Chinese-style roasted meats such as roast chicken, roast pork (siew yuk) or roast duck, a must-have accompaniment / dip is chilli sauce. This chilli sauce is made from red chillies, shallots, garlic, young ginger and lemon (or calamansi) juice which are blended together to a paste. It is advisable to make this at least one hour in advance for the flavours to infuse.

Homemade Chilli Sauce

This homemade chilli sauce is slightly tangy and spicy, and is a great accompaniment to the roasted meat. It also goes well with grilled fish. Just like the one you would get at the chicken rice stall. :)

Roast Pork (Siew Yuk) + Chilli Sauce

Chinese roast duck + Chilli sauce

Homemade Chilli Sauce (For Roasted Meat)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves 10-12

3 red chillies, deseeded
1 bulb garlic, peeled
6 shallots, peeled
60g young ginger, washed
3-4 tsp caster sugar
3 tbsp cooled boiled water
1/2 tsp salt
1 lemon, juice only

1. Place all ingredients (start with 3 tsp sugar first) in a food processor or blender and blend for 2-3 minutes until you get a paste. Taste and season with more salt or more sugar if too spicy. Make at least 1 hour in advance to allow flavours to develop.

2. This can be store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

Note: You can also substitute lemon with calamansi lime (limau kasturi). Use around 5-6 calamansi limes, and reduce sugar to about 2 tsp.

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  1. Yen, your chilli sauce makes me think of wanting to eat chicken rice already!! This homemade sauce looks really good and spicy! I'm putting this on my to-try list :)

  2. No meal is completed without Chilies/ Chili sauce! I like those with a lot of garlics :p

  3. Woah ...I love nice, red chili! appetizing !

  4. High-five Yen!

    I like your homemade chili sauce... Because it is homemade, I'm 100% that it is fresh and not loaded with preservative!


  5. Great to use it for Chicken rice too

  6. love it cos it's quite simple. thanks for sharing

  7. Awesome! My dad makes an almost similar chili sauce which is just perfect, and it looks and sounds like yours! Hurrah for homemade chili sauce; and they tastes so much better too, with love! ;-)

  8. awwww! wicked wicked wicked!!!!! this is soooo good!

  9. there's a bottle of this chili sauce in the fridge! i'm waiting (im)patiently for mami's chicken rice :D

  10. Ya, this chicken rice chili sauce is perfect to go with roasted meat!

  11. oo.. i like mine super spicy for sure!! :)

  12. This chilli looks good! Home made is always better!


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