Sweet Chili Sauce - Low Glycemic Reduced Sugar Recipe

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Posted In:  Sauces, Dips, Dressings
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Preparation Time:  10 minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes
Course: condiments
Cusine: asian


Serves: 60 (1 tablespoon)
Carbs Per Serving: 0.8 g
Prep Time:<35 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

I am sure each of us has been mesmerized by the Sweet Chili Sauce at Thai and Japanese restaurants. Instead of buying sweet chili sauce, try making this easy reduced sugar recipe! It only takes a few minutes to put together, and you can find everything you need for it in your pantry or at your local supermarket. There is no added sugar, except for a little bit of cooking sherry in this homemade version, so it's way healthier and won't spike your blood sugar. Sweet chili sauce makes a superb condiment for many Asian dishes - excellent with chicken and fish as well as seafood. It is also perfect as a marinade for grilling or as a dip for finger foods. Try it with grilled shrimp, fish, chicken or chicken wings, spring rolls, salad rolls, etc... Enjoy!


1/2 cup rice vinegar (you can substitute apple cider or white vinegar)
1/4 cup Fructevia,Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a small dash Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp. fish sauce
2 Tbsp. sherry (or cooking sherry)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 to 1 Tbsp. dried crushed chili (1 Tbsp. makes spicy-hot sauce)
1 Gar Gum Tbsp. dissolved in 3-4 Tbsp. cool water (you can substitute cornstarch but it will raise the carbs)


1. Place all ingredients - except the gar gum/water mixture - in a sauce pan or pot. Bring to a rolling boil.

2. Reduce heat to medium and let boil for 10 minutes, or until reduced by half. (Note that the vinegar will be quite pungent as it burns off. Generally, I find rice vinegar less strong than apple cider or white vinegar).

3. Reduce heat to low and add the gar gum/water mixture. Stir to incorporate and continue stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens (about 2 minutes).

4. Remove from heat and taste test. You should taste "sweet" first, followed by sour, then spicy and salty notes. If the sauce isn't sweet enough, add a little more sugar. If not spicy enough, add more chili.

5. Pour sauce into a small bowl or jar and serve as a condiment with chicken, fish, and seafood, or as a dip with finger foods such as chicken wings, shrimp, or spring rolls. Also makes an excellent marinade for grilled chicken, fish, or seafood.

Nutritional Facts
Calories 3.1 per 1 Tbsp serving
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 0.1 mg
Potassium 5.3 mg

Total Carbohydrate 0.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.7 g
Protein 0.0 g

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