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Thai Chili-Garlic Basic Sauce



  • 4 to 6 Thai finger peppers
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 5 tablespoons soya bean sauce
  • 1 tablespoon black bean sauce
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 ounce sweet basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Pound pepper and garlic in a mortar.
  2. Heat oil in a wok. Stir-fry pepper and garlic mixture, until it starts to cook.
  3. Add fish sauce, soya bean sauce, oyster sauce, black soy sauce, sugar, and water. Continue to stir-fry until it comes to a boil.
  4. Add cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
  5. Add sweet basil leaves.
  6. Serve on top of crispy fish, cooked steak, or add to your favorite meat or vegetables, and eat with cooked jasmine rice.

Makes approximately 4 cups sauce

Posted by WingsFan91 at Recipe Goldmine 8/27/2001 7:58 am.


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