Recipe: Basic Chile Sauce
Summary: A basic chile sauce for Latin or Asian cooking.
- ¼ cup jalapeno peppers, crushed, or
- 2 – 3 tbsp dried red chiles, choose to suit taste
- ¼ cup garlic, crushed
- ¼ cup ginger, crushed
- 1/4 cup lime juice, or juice of 2 medium limes
- 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp raw sugar or maple syrup
- fish oil or soy sauce, to taste-for asian recipes only
- This sauce is useful for various Asian, Caribbean and Latin dishes. Add a little soy sauce or fish oil, and you have a great dipping sauce for salad rolls, spring rolls, or pot stickers.
- If you use the dried peppers, soak them for 30 minutes in warm water and drain. Mix all ingredients in a blender for a smooth sauce, but not necessary if you like it a little chunky. Store in refrigerator. Should last for several weeks.
This recipe is a good basic chile sauce for either Latin/Caribbean dishes or Asian Dishes. The only basic difference is you should add fish sauce, or soy sauce (if vegan) for Asian cuisine.
Recipe by Duane Poncy on poncy-mclean.net.
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