Chile Garlic Sauce

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Ingredients (5)

  • 6 ounces fresh red chiles, preferably Fresnos, stemmed
  • 3 medium garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, more as needed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar


For this easy Chinese chile garlic sauce recipe, adapted from Asian Dumplings, fresh red chiles combine with garlic and vinegar with a touch of sugar.


  1. 1Add the chiles, salt, sugar, and vinegar to a food processor and process to a medium-coarse puree.
  2. 2Taste and add more sugar or salt as needed—it should be spicy, with sugar, salt, and vinegar in more or less equal balance. Scrape into a serving bowl, or store in an airtight container, refrigerated, up to 5 days.
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