Fresh Chilli Sauce

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

Balance and Harmony

By Neil Perry

Published 2008

  • About

This is fresh tasting and easy to make — just pound away and you’ll have a perfect dipping sauce for many of the following recipes. It’s great tossed with some steamed seafood and it also makes a nice fiery dressing. The seeds are in, so make sure you taste this to get a good balance between hot, sweet and sour. By all means, if you like it really killer hot, add some wild green chillies as well.

Ingredients

  • 4 long red chillies
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Method

Pound the chillies and the garlic in a mortar with a pestle until you have a paste. Stir in the vinegar, sugar and the salt, then taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.