Sunday, 6 June 2010

Mount Usher - part two

I think those bluebells almost look like glass!

The night we had dinner at home while we were staying in my aunt's we had chips. I couldn't empty the oil before we left, as it was still too hot. So we had the spicy fried chicken another day before I cleaned the fryer out. I wanted to make a sauce with it, and found this delicious recipe on I reduced the garlic from their suggested amount, and probably used a bit more ginger. I can't see that I'll ever buy sweet chilli sauce again - I am sure that if I didn't have a lime, lemon would be an acceptable substitute.

Sweet Chilli Sauce 
60 gm / 1/4 cup sugar
 1 clove garlic
3 cm  / 1 1/2" piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
2 red chillies, seeded and roughly chopped
juice of 1 lime
1 tblsp each fish sauce (Nam Pla) and light soy sauce

Put the sugar in a heavy-based pan with 4 tblsp water, stir and heat gently till dissolved, then raise heat and boil till it's a caramel colour. While boiling, process the garlic, ginger, chillies and lime juice to a paste, then add in the soy and fish sauces. Remove caramel from heat and add the paste, being careful in case it splashes. Return to heat, stir till mixed and simmer for two minutes. Cool before serving.

1 comment :

  1. Those bluebells do look almost like glass. I should take a picture of the glass one's I bought in a little Scandinavian shop in Cape May. You would love it. It makes me sad that I don't have a more traditional home to put some of those laces and things in. I love that first photo. Focusing on those red leaves with that green background makes it such an interesting photo.