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Subject: Re: Sweet Red Pepper Sauce Date: 7/31/2012 11:31 AM
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"Then I found Sun Zen's Sweet Red Pepper Sauce on the grocery shelves! It's wonderful as a dipping sauce for things like crab rangoon. And it's a great shortcut for making:" PolymerMom


I first started buying Mae Ploy Thai Sweet Red chili sauce for Chicken in bottles at the Oriental Grocery store. It sounds like the same thing you are talking about. It didn't take me long to figure out how to make it myself. It's simple to make. The most important ingredient are the RED chili peppers. I can buy ripe red jalapenos at a local Mexican/Korean grocery store in Nashville and I use those to make the chili sauce. I buy a big bag of the red peppers and then......

I wash the peppers good, cut off the stems, then chop them up coarsely in a food processor (not blender)then put them in a pot with about 2 cups of white vinegar and boil them and then add 8 cups white granulated sugar and then bring it to a boil, then add a big whopping tablespoon of finely minced garlic, and a package of sure-jell or "certo" to give it that thick "jell" like consistency. It's not enough certo to completely turn it to jam but it's enough to make it thick so it sticks on what you pour it on.

You can make it out any kind of red peppers you want to including red bell peppers which makes it mild so it doesn't have any kick if you are averse to that sort of thing. Most importantly though is that the peppers HAVE TO BE RED! Don't use green peppers because it's ugly and not as appetizing. The green peppers also make it a little bitter. If you use red cayennes it won't be as hot as if you use red jalapenos. Or you can mix several different kinds of red peppers to adjust the heat to what you want to.

The homemade stuff I make has a lot more pepper flavor than the store bought stuff you buy. I think the stuff I make has a lot more peppers in it than the store bought stuff. It is a prettier color of red.

Art
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