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Recipe using bottle of sweet chili sauce

pamd Feb 16, 2010 09:07 AM

I bought a bottle of sweet chili sauce because I had a recipe to make, but can't recall what it was now. So....I have the botttle & looking for a tasty dinner recipe using it.

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    jvanderh RE: pamd Feb 16, 2010 09:39 AM

    I can't help you with the whole bottle, but sweet chili sauce and sour cream is awesome on fries.

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      pamd RE: jvanderh Feb 16, 2010 03:29 PM

      sounds interesting, unfortunately I never make fries at home. However, I do make potatoes often (like home fries or grilled), might try with them!

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        jvanderh RE: pamd Feb 16, 2010 05:02 PM

        My goodness, start making them!! They're so good! :-P

    2. jlunar RE: pamd Feb 16, 2010 09:52 AM

      I'm not sure if it's the right sweet chili sauce, but I like stir-fried shrimp and fried tofu, scallions, garlic, and then the sweet chili sauce goes in afterward. More on the vinegary side, so there may be some adjustment needed with the vinegar!

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      1. chocabot RE: pamd Feb 16, 2010 10:12 AM

        Tofu recipe
        -reg to firm tofu cut into large slabs,
        -flour, dip in egg and crust with panko
        -shallow fry on all sides then drain on paper towel and wipe out the pan.
        -in hot pan, mix equal parts sweet chili sauce and chili soy sauce (or use reg soy sauce and minced chili)
        -pour over tofu and seve

        1. jayt90 RE: pamd Feb 16, 2010 10:14 AM

          It will be good as a ham glaze, studded with cloves.

          1. C. Hamster RE: pamd Feb 16, 2010 11:32 AM

            If it's the asian kind:

            use it in salad dressing
            glaze for grilled chicken, salmon, pork
            chicken wing sauce

            Buy a tub of cream cheese. Put in in a bowl. Smash down the middle into a round hollow. Fill with chili sauce. Serve with rice cracker

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              IndigoOnTheGo RE: C. Hamster Feb 16, 2010 11:35 AM

              Seconding the use of sweet chili as a glaze with chicken. It is also very good if you use 3 parts of your favorite BBQ sauce with 1 part of sweet chili sauce - with ribs, it's awesome.

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                paulj RE: C. Hamster Feb 16, 2010 03:38 PM

                I been using the 'for chicken' version for years; sometimes as dip for chicken, more often just as a way of adding a sweet and slightly hot touch to a dish. It keeps well on the condiment shelf, so there is no rush in using a bottle.

              2. greedygirl RE: pamd Feb 16, 2010 03:54 PM

                I used my bottle to make one of my favourite weeknight dinners today - Spanish chicken. It's a one-pot dish of chicken breasts, chorizo and chickpeas, flavoured with cumin seeds, garlic, sherry, tomatoes and sweet chilli sauce.

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                  lstormont RE: greedygirl Feb 16, 2010 05:29 PM

                  Recipe please?

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                    greedygirl RE: lstormont Feb 16, 2010 06:16 PM

                    Heat a skillet and put 2 chicken breasts in there, skin-side down. Fry for a few minutes, then turn over and add two tsp of cumin seeds, about 50g of sliced chorizo and a clove of crushed garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add a couple of tablespoons of sherry. Allow to bubble for another couple of minutes and then add a tin of chickpeas and a couple of chopped tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and sweet chilli sauce to taste. Allow to cook for another ten minutes or so until the chicken is cooked through. Add parsley and serve.

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                  ghostpeppergirl RE: pamd Feb 16, 2010 06:29 PM

                  It's also great on a turkey sandwich, as a dipping sauce for fresh rolls or chicken, on a turkey (or other burger), drizzled on brown rice with some stir fried veggies, baked on top of brie or served along side other salty, spices dishes that need some sweet tang! Sometimes i'll mix it with a little rice vinegar and serve it as a secondary sauce with steamed wonton dumplings too.

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                    Barbwire65 RE: pamd Feb 21, 2012 03:04 PM

                    6 tablespoons Thai Sweet Chili Sauce (best quality, such as Mae Ploy or Thai Kitchen)
                    3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon peeled and finely grated fresh ginger (I use Gourmet Garden ginger in a tube sold in grocery stores)
                    Mix all ingredients together; use 1/3 to marinade fish, seafood, chicken, pork, for 30 minutes; broil and serve with remainder of sauce.

                    1. chefj RE: pamd Feb 21, 2012 04:18 PM

                      What kind of "Sweet Chili Sauce" ? Lingham's, Frank's, Mae Ploy, a Chinese style one??

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                        Barbwire65 RE: chefj Feb 21, 2012 06:08 PM

                        Mae Ploy, available in most grocery stores including Walmart Super stores. Buy the 32oz. size because you will use it often.

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                          chefj RE: Barbwire65 Feb 21, 2012 06:22 PM

                          Do you know that is what "pamd' is asking about ?

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                            paulj RE: chefj Feb 21, 2012 06:29 PM

                            pamd doesn't appear to have posted since last August, so the question might be academic.

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                              chefj RE: paulj Feb 22, 2012 10:57 AM

                              But barbwire65 seemed to know yesterday and since this thread seemed to gain new life seemed to relevant.

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                                Barbwire65 RE: chefj Feb 22, 2012 08:08 PM

                                I thought I was offering a use for sweet pepper sauce...don't understand the replies. I was pleasantly surprised at the flavors in Mae Ploy red pepper sauce, and discovered how versatile this sauce was.

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                                chefj RE: paulj Feb 22, 2012 10:58 AM

                                left out a "be" in that last sentence

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                            paulj RE: chefj Feb 23, 2012 06:25 PM

                            A subthread dealing with Lingham's

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                            Roland Parker RE: pamd Feb 22, 2012 10:02 PM

                            I'm surprised no one has mentioned sweet and sour meatballs. They were all the rage back in the day.

                            It's essentially form and fry meatballs. When the balls are cooked, add sweet chili sauce, katchup and grape jelly. Stir and heat until the sauce turn into glop.

                            It's surprisingly addictive.

                            1. JenJeninCT RE: pamd Feb 23, 2012 08:16 PM

                              It's great as a dipping sauce for anything fried- I especially like it with fried calamari- very lightly dusted in flour and nothing else, a quick fry, and we're ready to dip!

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                                blackpointyboots RE: pamd Feb 24, 2012 11:34 AM

                                So is this Asian sweet chili sauce like sriracha or the Heinz chili sauce in a bottle? Sriracha I use in deviled eggs or buffalo wings. The buffalo wing recipe IIRC was 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup (or more) sriracha and 1 tbsp seasoned rice wine vinegar.
                                If you looking to use up the Heinz variety, adding horseradish for cocktail sauce is about the only use I have found.

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                                  millygirl RE: blackpointyboots Feb 24, 2012 03:12 PM

                                  I include sweet chili sauce in my pulled pork recipe....along with a whole bunch of other STUFF.

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                                    Barbwire65 RE: blackpointyboots Feb 25, 2012 08:24 PM

                                    I don't think this sweet chile sauce is like the Heinz chili sauce. It is thinner and has more "chili" flavor

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                                      paulj RE: Barbwire65 Feb 25, 2012 08:53 PM

                                      We all are guessing as to what the OP had in mind.

                                      A good guess is the Thai style, such as Mae Ploy 'Sweet Chilli Sauce' (2 L's on the bottle). Sriracha has a sweet component, but is labeled as 'hot chili sauce'. There is a Franks RedHot Sweet Chili Sauce. I haven't seen this, but the online picture appears to have the translucent quality of the Mae Ploy brand. Heinz chili sauce is more of a doctored up ketchup. Lingham's is a Malaysian brand, that has both its own style of chili sauce, and a Thai style. Yeo is a Singapore brand. There are various Chinese chile sauces or pastes, some with garlic, and some sweet, but I don't think any of them are called 'sweet chili'.

                                      The Mae Ploy style is probably the sweetest and mildest of the lot. The red one is labeled 'for chicken'. They also make a yellow 'for seafood' version.

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                                    Querencia RE: pamd Feb 24, 2012 04:20 PM

                                    I don't know whether all sweet chili sauce is alike but the one they sell ("Sweet Chili Sauce") at Trader Joe's makes the most wonderful dip for any fried fish, including all variants of frozen fried fish like Gorton's filets, fish sticks, etc. Makes them taste like dinner at a Thai restaurant.

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