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How to make Taiwanese Chili Seeds Sauce 台式辣椒子醬

Today on Taiwan Duck we have made a sauce that goes very well with many of our other recipes and many other Taiwanese street foods. Everyone likes a little spice and this Taiwanese Chili Seeds Sauce 台式辣椒子醬 can deliver a little or a lot, depending on how much you use! The special thing about this Taiwanese Chili Seeds Sauce 台式辣椒子醬 is its smoothness, at first it seems smooth and not so spicy but it builds up the heat on your palette subtly probably thanks to the oil content masking the heat for a short while. This sauce is not all about the heat it is also a flavoursome sauce. Please try it in the place of where you might have other shop bought chili sauces.

Chili seeds sauce, Taiwanese style

Chili seeds sauce, Taiwanese style

The ingredients 食材 (a bowl is a normal Chinese rice bowl);

  • 1 bowl of red chili seeds

    ingredients for the sauce

  • 1 bowl of cooking oil
  • half a bowl of sesame oil
  • half a bowl of your favourite soy sauce
  • 1tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar
  • 1tbsp grated garlic, 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • a pinch of vegetable starch

The method 作法;

  1. Put all the ingredients except for the 2 oils into a big heat-resistant bowl
  2. heat up your oil mixture in a pan
  3. when your oil is very hot, about 170 celcius take it from the cooker and pour into the bowl with all the other ingredients – carefully!
  4. stir up the mixture slowly and carefully with some chop sticks
  5. when it’s cooled you can put this sauce in a sterilised jar in the fridge, it will last for about 3 months

Joanne has recorded a how to make Taiwanese Chili Seeds Sauce 台式辣椒子醬 cooking video so you can see and follow the exact method she uses. With this recipe please be VERY CAREFUL with the hot oil, pouring it over your ingredients in the ovenable mixing bowl.

When you are done this sauce can be a great accompanyment or dip for many other Taiwan Duck dishes like;

How to make Taiwanese Chili Seeds Sauce 台式辣椒子醬 cooking video

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  2. i make tis today n it was very tasty, thx <3

  3. Thanks Joanne. I always love to make this sauce but afraid that I might burnt it. Now that I saw your show, I am going to make it and enjoy it too. Loved your recipes. You make it so simple to follow and delicious to eat. My menu have expanded.

  4. I made it and it turned out really good. Thanks Joanne.
    Two thumps up.

  5. Hi Joanne, do you think I can double up the ginger and garlic and will it makes it less spicy hot?
    I made Run Lou Fan with your recipe for my friends last weekend and serve them this Chilli Seed Sauce. They went home very happy and took the chilli seed sauce with them…that good. You make me a better cook. Thanks Joanne. I told them about you too.

    • Hi Magdalene, First of all thank you for your comment. I am sure it will work out nicely if you use more garlic and ginger to suit your own taste preferences. Thanks for introducing me to your friends too, they are all welcome to my site and Facebook and YouTube videos!

  6. Hi Joanne,I like your recipe. Thank you! Please post more food and recipe. Appreciated!!!

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