Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style (Chiu Chow) is a simple sauce to make. This hot pepper paste you can buy at most grocery stores, but it is so easy that I prefer to make at home whenever I get my hands on fresh red chilies. This hot chilli paste stays good for at least 2 months in the refrigerator. This sauce is widely known as Chiu Chow Chili Oil.
This chilli paste spices up noodles and can be used in stir-fries. It is a must in many South East Asian cuisine. The store bought sauce usually is high on preservatives and salt. Do try this recipe to make your own red-hot chilli paste.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients For Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style
100 grams fresh red chillis roughly chopped
10 pods of garlic
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon vinegar/rice vinegar
½ cup sesame oil
2 teaspoon light soya sauce (optional)
Directions For Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style
- Transfer the chilli and garlic in a food processor and blend to a coarse mixture.
- Heat half of the oil in a pan; add the chilli mince and let them sizzle for a few minutes.
- Add the rest of oil, salt and sugar and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes on low heat.
- Now add the vinegar and switch off the heat.
- Let it come to room temperature and then store in a clean glass bottle.
- Refrigerate and enjoy.
Note: Always use a clean dry spoon to take this sauce out. It can stay well for 2 months.