Graduation, Father’s Day, Cookouts, and Potlucks. What do all of those things need? Condiments, Party Condiment Bar is a great way to set up all your condiments to look as good as the decor of your party.
We have all been to that party where all the decorations are so pretty or elegant and then there are the condiments. In bottles that don’t complement the decor, and somehow everything is a little off.
A few years ago McDonald’s had some delicious signature wraps on their menu. Tim and I loved the Sweet Chili Chicken Wraps. Sadly, at least in our neck of the woods these are no longer available. Sweet Chili Sauce came from the hope of replicating that recipe.
Sweet Chili Sauce turned out perfect! Just the right amount of sweet vs. heat. Confession….I have not tried the wrap…..yet. Long story short, my attention was diverted to pizza…….and well, that’s in the next post, stay tuned!!
Living in as I commonly call it “Hooterville” (if you are of certain age you will understand the reference), but sometimes it’s hard to find certain items in the cooking realm. Hence my skill at improvising. Red pepper flakes were a perfect substitute for Tai Chili Peppers.
I know, I know…Amazon, but again living in Hooterville, same day delivery….LOL. And I wanted to make this recipe right now!!!
Red pepper flakes, spicy….check…….how about sweet??? Honey of course, syrupy, and sweet, plus better for you than sugar. Rice wine vinegar for an acid, garlic, and the surprise ingredient….ketchup.
Wanting the sauce to be a bit more red in color than traditional Sweet Chili Sauce, a touch of ketchup did the trick, plus it added a something in the background taste that will leave them wondering.
A slurry of cornstarch and water to thicken and you have a delicious sauce to dip any finger food in. Pour it over chicken or seafood and cook for a sweet, spicy sauce, for use as a marinade.
Anyway you chose Sweet Chili Sauce is your new go too sauce…….I better get to creating those wraps….future post!!???
1 – 20 ounce bottle of your favorite ketchup ½ tablespoon salt 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon ground mustard 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce ½ cup brown sugar, lightly packed ½ tablespoon black pepper ½ cup apple cider vinegar 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
Whisk all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat
and bring to a low boil.
Reduce heat to simmer. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, whisking occasionally. Watch closely during the last 5-10 minutes to make sure the sauce does not burn. The same will thicken during those last minutes of cooking.
Remove from heat and allow to cool. Use right away or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.