Superb Sweet Chilli Sauce

11:30 am on 27 May 2013

A Good Harvest - recipes from the gardens of Rural Woman New Zealand
Published by Random House

This recipe is by Alison Tynan, Forest Reserve Branch

The flavour of this is exceptional. I add some to every soup, stew or chowder I make. It's also good with cheese and crackers. This amount makes 2 x 250 ml jars.


  • 250 g fresh red chilli peppers
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 5 cm square fresh ginger
  • 2 cups malt vinegar
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt


Remove chilli seeds using plastic gloves. Peel garlic. Mince or blend chillies and garlic. Combine with rest of ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 1 hour until thickness suits. Bottle in hot sterile jars.

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