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Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce Recipe | Quick & Easy!

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Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce

From my kitchen to yours, a heartfelt thank you for joining me on another culinary adventure. I recently experimented with a homemade Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce, and the result was so delightful that I couldn’t wait to share it with you! Imagine a sauce that dances on your palate with the sweet, tangy bursts of pineapple and the spicy kick of chili flakes—a true flavor fiesta!

Ingredients of Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water (additional for cornstarch)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes (adjust based on heat preference)
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the pineapple, 1/2 cup water, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Bring the concoction to a simmer.
  2. Simmer: Allow the mixture to simmer gently for about 10 minutes, or until the pineapple softens and the flavors meld beautifully.
  3. Cornstarch Slurry: In a separate small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of water to create a slurry. This will help thicken our sauce.
  4. Thicken the Sauce: Stir the cornstarch slurry into the simmering sauce. Add the chili flakes and a pinch of salt. Continue simmering for another 5 minutes, or until the sauce reaches your desired thickness.
  5. Cool Down: Remove the sauce from heat and allow it to cool. It will thicken further as it cools, creating a perfect coating consistency.

Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce Helpful Tips

  • Pineapple Perfection: For the best flavor, use ripe, fresh pineapple. It’s sweeter and juicier, which enhances the sauce’s natural sweetness.
  • Simmering Secrets: Keep your simmer gentle to allow the flavors to develop without losing too much liquid.
  • Serving Suggestion: This sauce pairs wonderfully with grilled chicken, fish, or even as a vibrant dip for spring rolls!

Substitutions/Variations

  • Sweetener Swap: If you’re looking to reduce sugar, agave syrup or maple syrup can be fantastic substitutes for honey.
  • Pineapple Alternatives: No fresh pineapple? Canned pineapple (in juice, not syrup) can be a great time-saver!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I make this sauce ahead of time? Yes! It keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Is this sauce freezer friendly? Absolutely. Freeze it in an airtight container for up to three months for best quality.

Storage Instructions

To keep your sauce fresh, store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It will stay delicious and vibrant for up to a week. If you decide to freeze it, make sure it’s in a well-sealed container or freezer-safe bag.

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Thank you for cooking along with me today. I hope this Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce adds a splash of tropical zing to your table and delights your taste buds as much as it did mine! Keep experimenting and keep enjoying the art of cooking!

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Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce

Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce Recipe | Quick & Easy!


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This homemade Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce is the ultimate blend of spicy and sweet, delivering a tropical punch to your palate. Made with fresh pineapple, chili flakes, and a hint of ginger, this sauce is perfect for transforming any meal from mundane to magnificent. Whether drizzled over grilled chicken or served as a dipping sauce, it’s guaranteed to be a hit


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water (additional for cornstarch)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes (adjust based on heat preference)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine pineapple, 1/2 cup water, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes or until the pineapple is tender.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of water and stir into the simmering sauce.
  4. Add chili flakes and salt. Simmer for another 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool. The sauce will thicken further as it cools.

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Notes

  • For a smoother sauce, blend before cooling.
  • Adjust the chili flakes to increase or decrease the heat to suit your taste.
  • The sauce can be refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to three months.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of total yield
  • Calories: 70 kcal per serving
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 280 mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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