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Sweet Chilli Sauce

Bearing in mind that the main ingredient in sweet chilli sauce is sugar, I was going to have a challenge on my hands making a sugar free sweet chilli sauce. However a few minutes of experimenting and I have to say I am really pleased with the results.

Homemade sweet chilli sauce

Homemade sweet chili sauce

Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe

NB. Serves 2 people

  • 2tbsp Agave Nectar
  • 1 Red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Large clove of garlic crushed
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 2 good pinches salt

Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir to form a sticky sauce, taste for seasoning and spiciness – that’s it one tasty sweet chilli sauce ready to serve.

I used my sweet chilli sauce in a prawn stir fry with brown rice noodles – tasted fantastic a real treat.

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    July 1, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Miranda – any idea where I can get chilli flakes from? I tried in a large Tesco Extra, but can’t seem to find them.

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      July 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

      Hello Cheryl – did you look with the spices? I get mine from Tesco and also Asda too. I checked on mySupermarket.co.uk and they sell them online at Tesco. Let me know what you think of the recipe if you give it a try.

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    October 1, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Do you know how to make a sweet chilli sauce using stevia? I am looking for a recipe that is candida diet friendly, and agave nectar cannot be used unfortunately. Do you think using some stevia, gelatin, and water instead of the nectar could work…?

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      October 2, 2009 at 8:53 am

      Hello Jess

      Thanks for getting in touch, I suffer from Candida (less of a problem for me these days, after treatment and diet changes – one day I might even be Candida free). I do have some Agave Nectar in small quanities and find I dont react to it (not to recommend just so that you know my experieces of it). What is the texture of stevia is it a powder? Some recipes I have seen use corn flour to help thicken, you could also try using so Agar flakes that are less jelly like than gelatin. Let me know how you get on. Also love to get more about your experiences with Stevia.

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    October 3, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Hi Miranda,

    Yes stevia is a powder made from crushing up the leaves of the stevia plant – does not contain sugar in any way shape or form, so you can have as much as you like and it wont affect the candida in any way. Unfortunately, as a tiny, tiny amount is equivalent in sweetness to 1 tsp of sugar, you cannot simply make any recipe you like and substitute the sugar for stevia, as it wont be the same weight or volume =( Anyway, I got some organic xanthan gum, and am going to try to make some sauce using that as a thickener, with the stevia. Will let you know how I go! Also, google “Karen Tripp” and go to her page – once a long time candida sufferer, she is now fully recovered and eats whatever she likes. Her story is what gives me hope =)

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    May 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    If you make a lot of it how long can it keep
    for x

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      September 16, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Hello lea I have kept one for a week before. It’s so quick to make I always just do mine in small batches, I think the lime tastes fresher and more zingy if you make it when you need it. Miranda

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    October 22, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Hi, will this keep for a few days or should it be used immediately? Angela x

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