Chillies, chillies, chillies indeed!!! I have so many chillies growing in my veggie patch that I honestly don't know what to do with them all!! Part of this delema is due to the fact that I dont really eat -or like- chillies!!!
So the majority of what has grown I have been giving away - school mums, family friends, relatives..... I dont want them to go to waste so I prefer them to be eaten by people who will enjoy them!
So with Mothers Day approaching, I thought I would try and do something with some chillies myself. I decided to make some sweet chilli sauce! And it turned out to be a HUGE sucess!! Whoo Hoo!! (and this is something chilli that I can eat)
I also thought it would make a great Mothers day gift too!
I used the recipe from www.taste.com.au . Since making it i've been told that this is the best recipe to use - so I chose a good one to follow for my first attempt!!
Heres the recipe if you want to give it a go too.
500g fresh chillies
3 cloves garlic
750ml (3 cups) white vinegar
645g (3 cups) caster sugar
- Cut approximately 100g of the chillies in half and place in food processor.
- De-seed the remaining chillies and add them to food processor
- Add garlic
- Coarsely chop the chillies and garlic
- Add 250ml of vinegar and process until finely chopped
- Place chilli mixture, remaining vinegar and caster sugar into saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring until the sugar disolves
- Increase the heat to high to bring the mixture to the boil
- Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occassionally, for 35 - 40 minutes.
- The sauce should thicken.
- Pour into steralized airtight bottles and seal.
I gave one bottle of this to mum, and served some on Mothers Day to accompany the home made sausage rolls! Yummo!!