Thai Sweet Chile Sauce

  • Serves

    makes 1 1/4 cups

  • Cook

    5 minutes


By Dan Holzman and Matt Rodbard

Published on October 13, 2015

An easy Thai chile sauce. Use it as a dipping sauce for wings or as a dressing in this sardine and lemongrass salad.


  • 14 cup sugar
  • 12 cup rice vinegar
  • 14 cup ketchup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Thai chile, stemmed and minced


Step 1

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar with 1⁄2 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the vinegar, ketchup, garlic, and chile, and cook until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Remove the sauce from the heat and let cool completely before serving. Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

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