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.
Adapted from Andrea Nguyen
1Add the chiles, salt, sugar, and vinegar to a food processor and process to a medium-coarse puree.
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.