This spicy, aromatic sauce adds serious flavor to grilled meats, poultry or seafood.

Sweet Spicy Chili Sauce
Recipe type: Sauces
Serves: 2 1/2 Cups
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 Spanish onion, cut in quarters
  • 2 fresh green chilies, seeded
  • 2 Tablespoons corn oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 can tomatoes in juice (8 ounce)
  • 1/3 Cup seedless raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley sprig (optional)
  1. In a blender or food processor, finely chop garlic, onion and chilies.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add onion mixture and ginger and cook gently 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and break up with a spoon. Stir in raisins, lemon juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and water.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Process in a blender or food processor to desired consistency. Reheat and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley sprig, if desired.
  5. Makes 2-1/2 cups.
NOTE: Serve hot with grilled steak, fried chicken or grilled whitefish.

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