Thai Sweet Chile Sauce

Farideh Sadeghin

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

Sweet Chile Sauce
An easy Thai chile sauce.
Yield: makes 1 1/4 cups
Time: 5 minutes


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


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar with 12 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.
  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.