Sweet Chili Pepper Sauce

C — Today, Luke brought along another chef, Chris. He works with Luke at Taylor’s Kitchen. Jim’s really excited.

Chris is going to make a sweet chili pepper sauce. Jim’s been talking about this sweet chili pepper sauce for weeks. He hasn’t stopped talking about it since he had it for brunch a few weeks ago with smoked pork and black-pepper biscuits.

I’m glad the experts are making this. It looks HOT. I mean burn your mouth hot. Luke and Chris pour out a huge pile of chili peppers onto the counter. All red and crazy looking.

Then, Luke does something even crazier. He slices off a piece, eats it and hands another to Chris. That’s pretty hard core. That’s what real chefs do. I am such an advocate of tasting things. Why not extremely hot chili peppers? Thank goodness they didn’t offer any to me. My mouth would have had a burning sensation the entire shoot.

Chris was in charge of the sweet chili pepper sauce. Just a few ingredients and some time over the stove. Blended it up and we were ready to serve. Sweet chili pepper sauce for six months!

It was good. I could see why Jim was so excited to have them make it. I have a feeling we are going to put it on everything. It has a surprisingly sweet but spicy taste to it. Then, there’s the heat that lingers at the end. It’s not too hot, but leaves a lasting impression. The oregano and ginger mix so well with the hot chilies. It really gives it a good balance.

Thanks Chris for making this great sauce. We’ll be eating it with everything. Promise.

Sweet Chili Pepper Sauce
Recipe type: Sauces
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 5 cups
  • 1 jalapeno chili pepper, green is preferred, stem removed, rough chopped including seeds
  • 4 to 5 red Fresno chili peppers, stems removed, rough chopped including seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh oregano, remove stems
  • 1 tsp. salt
  1. Simmer all ingredients for about 30 minutes
  2. Blend roughly, do not puree
  3. Cool and serve
  4. Enjoy!