As promised, this is the recipe of tướng ớt, literally spicy dipping sauce in Vietnamese. It’s ultra easy. This sauce is great for dipping and stir-frying. The last time I used this condiment was for my father-in-law’s favorite Asian dish, green beans and tofu stir fry.
It contains the bare minimum ingredients: something sweet, something savory and of course a ton of spiciness. This blend has a delicious garlic flavor.
Every year, my husband Lulu plants an incredible amount of all sorts of chiles. My parents-in-law loves extremely spicy food. Before I got married, I hated spicy food. To be honest, I could barely handle a dash of black pepper, let alone a jalapeno or heaven forbid a habanero. I guess marrying into an Indian family helped my taste buds. I’ve gotten better. I’m learning.
1. Info for Chili Garlic Sauce (Tuong Ot)
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Servings: 1
- Calories: 21kcal
2. Ingredients for Chili Garlic Sauce (Tuong Ot)
- 15 whole fresh red chili peppers
- 1 tsp grey salt
- 8 tsp garlic , finely chopped
- 1 1/2 Tbs sugar cane
- 3 Tbs rice vinegar
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 2 Tbs water
- Pick fully ripened extremely red in color chilis. Wash them. Pat dry them with a paper towel. Remove all stems then roughly slice all the chiles.
- Blend the chili peppers, salt, garlic, sugar and vinegar in a mini-prep with about 10 pulses.
- Dissolve the cornstarch in water.
- Transfer the chili mixture into a saucepan and bring to a a boil. Add the cornstarch liquid. Lower the heat to simmer for about 5-6 minutes. Stir constantly to make sure the cornstarch is properly absorbed.
- Place the cooked mixture in a small jar. Let it cool down to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator.