Hello World! It’s me, Shelly!
Lemongrass Chili Sauce
1 cup of fresh chili peppers (i used thai bird’s eye chili because i had so much of it)
1/2 cup of dried chili pods (optional)
2 stalks of lemongrass
1/4 -1/2 cup of vegetable oil (not olive as the flavor will overpower the sauce)
4 garlic cloves
1 small onion
2 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of vinegar
2-4 tablespoons of fish sauce
a healthy squeeze of sriracha hot sauce
Then, the next step is to grind up the chili peppers in small batches, both the fresh and dried ones. Add the chili into the oil as you grind them up.
Let the sauce cook for a few more minutes and then begin putting in the rest of your spices. Adjust seasoning as you please. If you want your sauce to be more red, put in more sriracha. Cook your sauce until it softens and add more oil to your sauce so that your sauce is slightly covered in oil. This will help you prevent it from drying out in the fridge.
Be careful of your hands – it does get pretty spicy, so don’t touch your eyes and wash your hands!!
One way to use this sauce is with this recipe, Spicy Chicken Wings from Blazing Hot Wok, it’s real good with a side of steaming hot rice.
I’ve been using this sauce for about a month on almost EVERYTHING – it’s my new sriracha! Let me know if you ever try it and how you like it!