Nam Jim Gai (Sweet Chili Sauce)

Fresh red Jalapeño chili, 3 pods, chopped
Fresh garlic, crushed or minced 1 teaspoon
Pickled garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons
Brine in the pickled garlic jar 1 – 2 tablespoons
Vinegar 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon
Salt 1 teaspoon

Crush the chilis and garlic in a food processor.

Put vinegar, sugar and salt in a pot and bring it to a boil
Add the crushed red chilis and garlic and bring it back to a boil.

Let it boil for a while until the contents are reduced and the chilies are all cooked. Takes about 2-5 minutes depending on the total volume of liquid in the batch.

Store in clean jars.

Serve with chicken.

Variation: add crushed peanuts, cilantro, and cucumber.

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