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Five Ways to Use … Sweet Chilli


Add sweet chilli to soy sauce, kekap manis, ketchup, a little lime juice, sesame oil and 5 spice as a marinade on pork ribs. Roast covered in foil for 2 hours. Then remove the foil for another half hour. Napkins at the ready, always a popular staff dinner and great as part of an Asian feast.


Using sweet chilli sauce in a salad dressing. Combine sweet chilli with lime juice, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, mirin, sake, sesame oil and seeds, soy sauce and a little honey. This will give any Asian salad a great punch of flavour. Also, to make it vegan just remove the fish sauce and replace the honey with a little palm sugar.

Dip for king crab

Cornish king crab previously known as spider crab is an immensely plentiful and cheap food sauce and one of the tastiest shellfish going. Combine creme fraiche or sour cream with sweet chilli sauce and this makes a great dip for king crab legs straight out the pot and cracked open.

Sweet chilli fish croquettes

Garlic, galangal or ginger and lemongrass sweated down with sweet chilli sauce is a great base to add cooked fish a potato to make fish cakes and croquettes with. Double pane and deep fry.

Buttermilk and sweet chilli fried chicken

Add sweet chilli sauce to buttermilk as a marinade for skinned and boned chicken thighs. Lift out the marinade then coat them in a rub of semolina, rice flour, cornflour and lime zest.