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Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce - The perfect, easy dip to serve alongside coconut chicken, vegetables or chicken nuggets but also delicious on tacos!

This Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to yesterday’s Coconut Shrimp recipe!

If you read yesterday post – today’s recipe was inspired by that same family dinner that we enjoyed last month after our daughter’s dance recital. My father-in-law’s coconut shrimp was served with a spicy chili sauce – but his complaint was that it was too spicy!

So my husband Jack set out to make the perfect Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce – and today’s recipe really strikes a perfect balance between sweet and spicy without being too spicy!

Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce - The perfect, easy dip to serve alongside coconut chicken, vegetables or chicken nuggets but also delicious on tacos!

And while I think that this dipping sauce is perfect with our coconut shrimp – it’s also delicious as a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables, with chicken nuggets, on fish tacos, or served with plain cooked shrimp.

If you’d like to make this Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce on the hotter side, simply keep some of the seeds from the peppers and add that into the sauce.

Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
 
Serves: 1½ cups
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Note: You can leave the pepper seeds in if you like this sauce to be hotter and spicier.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh garlic, about three cloves
  • 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh jalapeno or Serrano peppers, stemmed and seeds removed, see note
  • ¼ cup champagne vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. In a blender, place ginger, garlic, peppers, vinegar, water, ketchup, sugar and salt. Puree until smooth but leave a few bits unprocessed, about 30 seconds.
  2. Place ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer and simmer for five minutes.
  3. In a small cup, mix corn starch and water and add to pan. Heat just to thickened, then remove from heat.
  4. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use. When ready, remove to room temperature before serving.
  5. Keep up to two weeks refrigerated.

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Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce - The perfect, easy dip to serve alongside coconut chicken, vegetables or chicken nuggets but also delicious on tacos!

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  1. I am loving this homemade sweet chili sauce and those coconut shrimp, YUM!

  2. animegirl1993 :
  3. I have to make this soon. My husband loves sweet chili sauce!

  4. I’m allergic to shrimp but I can always dip chicken

  5. I want to make a batch of shrimp right now to go with this sauce! Looks so good!

  6. Oh yum! I can think of so many Asian style recipes where this would go perfectly on the side!

  7. I can think of so many things I want to dip in this tempting sauce – it sounds so good (but I’ll start with coconut shrimp, please)!

  8. This is the best Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce I have seen. I am going in with some vegetable filled wontons. 🙂

  9. Sweet chili dipping sauce is one of my favorite things to dip with! And with those coconut shrimp, I bet it’s magically good. YUM.

  10. I love how easy this is to make! I use sweet chili sauce pretty often, but didn’t realize how easy it was to make!

  11. I was hoping you were going to post this! I love sweet heat!

  12. I can think of so many things that I want to serve with the sauce! There’s something about sweet and spicy sauce that makes other flavors really “pop”.

  13. Would it be wrong if I drank this with a straw?? I seriously would! The shrimp IS perfect for this (and happens to be my faaaa-vorite food)….Ommmmnonnn!

  14. i have a bumper crop of jalapeños. Just wondering if this sauce could be frozen.