Advertising
Advertising

This Secret Chili Sauce is Pure Gold in your Fridge

This Secret Chili Sauce is Pure Gold in your Fridge

Chili lovers, you are going to fall in love with this sauce. Non-chili lovers, prepared to be converted!

This is a very simple recipe for a home-made chili sauce. The recipe was given to me by my friend’s father in law many years ago. He lives in Guillin, China, a place famous not only for its natural beauty but also for its cuisine and most of all – its chili sauces! It is an absolutely fantastic sauce to keep in the fridge. The real secret of this sauce is that its taste deepens and improves over time because of some of its ingredients slowly fermenting and infusing their rich aroma in the sauce. I guarantee you that you will be tempted to open the jar and smell it every time you open the fridge.

Advertising

The sauce can be used for different purposes. It can be used in stir-fries, noodle dishes, as a base for other sauces, in stews and of course served as a dipping sauce for basically anything hot or cold.

The Ingredients:

Note: Some of these ingredients like the Chinese rice wine and the preserved black beans can be found in Asian Food stores.

Chilli Sauce Ingredients3

    Step 1:  Soak the Dried Chilies in warm water for 30 minutes

    This will soften them and make them easier to be crushed or blended in a sauce. You might be asking “why not use fresh chilies instead of re-hydrating dried chilies?” The reason is that dried chilies have a deeper, smokey taste. Fresh chilies are perfectly fine for other sauces but for this one we need to use the dried ones.

    Advertising

    IMG_1375

      Step 2:  Chop the Garlic and Shallot

      IMG_1377

        Step 3: Put All Ingredients in a Pestle & Mortar or a blender

        Advertising

        IMG_1378

          Step 4:  Grind or Blend until it becomes a Homogenous Paste

          IMG_1380

            Step 5: Jar it, Top it with Oil and put in your Fridge

            Advertising

            IMG_1386

              Featured photo credit: Steven Depolo via flickr.com

              More by this author

              Gilbert Ross

              Gilber is an expert in personal development and the creator of the online course 'Simple Living Hacks'

              7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life 10 Types of Unnecessary Fear That Block Your Success 7 Powerful Points to Remember When You Feel Self-Doubt 5 Things People Do That Make Their Relationships Difficult This Secret Chili Sauce is Pure Gold in your Fridge

              Trending in Food and Drink

              1 What Drinking Coffee Does to You 2 20 Health Benefits of Coffee (And How to Get the Maximum Benefits of It) 3 The Ultimate Coffee Guide For Energy Boost 4 Latest Scientific Research Shows That Coffee Is Actually Good For Your Brain 5 Science Says Coffee Naps Are Better Than Coffee Or Nap Alone

              Read Next

              Advertising
              Advertising
              Advertising

              Last Updated on January 25, 2021

              What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

              What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

              It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our weekends the same way.

              If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

              Advertising

              Advertising

              What should I do today? No ideas?

              Everything listed here is something you can easily do no matter where you live, and even on a tight budget! Try out one of these 30 new things today, you’ll be happy you did.

              Advertising

              Try Out These 30 New Things To Do Today

              1. Visit a suburb in your city that you’ve never been to before, or somewhere you haven’t explored much.
              2. Learn ten phrases in a new language–what about Japanese, Italian or Portuguese?
              3. Listen to a genre of music you haven’t tried before–perhaps Jazz, Punk or Blues?
              4. Have a picnic in your local park complete with a packed lunch and your animal friends.
              5. Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in.
              6. Try a new cuisine–what about French, Lebanese or Korean?
              7. Visit your local library and borrow some books for the weekend.
              8. Plant some flowers in your garden. If you don’t have one, try an indoor potted plant.
              9. Visit a local museum or art gallery and view their latest exhibition.
              10. Learn a new skill–what about sewing, gardening or cooking? You’ll be surprised what you can learn in an afternoon.
              11. Say hello to a neighbor you don’t usually talk to.
              12. Make a card for a friend and send it to them with a handwritten note.
              13. Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner. We all get tired of eating the same thing, why not try making something new?
              14. Re-read an old favorite book. Don’t leave it gathering dust on your book shelf; get it out and read it all over again.
              15. Research the culture of a different country online–what about India, Guatemala or Sweden?
              16. Go for a walk or bicycle ride around your neighborhood.
              17. Watch a classic film like Casablanca, The Godfather or The Wizard of Oz.
              18. Make a photo album of a recent holiday you took. Don’t let your memories get lost on your computer hard drive; make a special keepsake album of your trip.
              19. Visit your local farmers markets and pick out some fresh produce. Farmers markets are full of delicious fresh fruit, veggies and more. Find your local market and take a visit.
              20. Plan a day trip to somewhere outside your city–it might be the seaside, mountains or another city!
              21. Check out what community events are running in your area and attend one.
              22. Make a birthday present for a friend. Handmade gifts are personal and much more special than anything you could buy from a store.
              23. Attend a play at your local theater. Support your local theater and have a fun night out at the same time.
              24. Volunteer with your local nature conservation society to plant some trees. Conservation societies are always looking for helping hands; do your bit and plant some trees.
              25. Be a tourist in your own city and visit all the popular tourist sites you’ve likely never been to (don’t forget your camera!)
              26. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently and have a good long chat.
              27. Put on your favorite song and dance your heart out. You might be surprised at how much fun you have!
              28. Invite some friends over for a BBQ. There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent with good friends and good food.
              29. Try out a new form of exercise like Pilates, tennis or swimming.
              30. Organize a clothing swap with your friends. You’ll have a great time, and save some cash and the environment all at the same time!

              Now that you’ve read my list of 30 new things to try today, my question for you is, “what new things will you try today?”

              Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

              Advertising

              Read Next