Hot and Sweet Sauce

A Sauce With An Asian Smile. This Is My Go-To Sauce Of Sauces.

This flavor is straight from Southeast Asia: hot, sour, salty, and sweet. It’s not super hot, or you can adjust as you desire.

It is easy to make and stores indefinitely, so it’s a no-brainer to make up a big batch. Hot and sweet sauce can be drizzled on plain steamed veggies for an instant punch of flavor. Drizzle on eggs, or on meat instead of ketchup.

I love it on potato fritters. Your diners will think you hung the moon!

INGREDIENTS: Easily DoubledIMG_4346

  • rice vinegar – 1/2 cup
  • sugar – 1/2 cup
  • garlic – 2 cloves
  • salt – 1/4 tsp
  • red pepper flakes – 1-1/2 tsp, [also known as gochugaru, or Italian red pepper flakes]


  1. In a small pan add the vinegar and bring to the simmer. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the garlic and salt in a mortar and create a paste. Or pour salt onto garlic and finely mince into paste on cutting board. 
  3. Remove vinegar from the burner and stir in the paste and pepper flakes. Let cool.

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