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Thai dipping sauce with sweet, sour and fiery notes. Use for spring rolls, crab cakes and Thai Grilled Chicken or any fried tidbit off the grill.
Top-ranked recipe named "Sweet and Spicy Garlic Sauce"
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, water, garlic and salt and stir well. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a rolling boil.
Stir well, reduce the heat to maintain a gentle, active boil and cook for 30 minutes, until thinckened to a clear, slightly golden syrup, thicker than maple syrup, but thinner than honey.
Remove from the heat, stir in chili garlic sauce or dried red chilies and cool to room temperature.
Note: you may substitute coarsely ground dried red chili peppers for the chili garlic sauce.
Serve at room temperature. If the sauce is too thick, dilute with 2 tablespoons of water and warm. Keeps for 2-3 days.